International Development Assistance: A Case Study of Brazil

  • Rogerio F. Pinto
Part of the Governing China in the 21st Century book series (GC21)


Transformations of the global economic and geo-political orders brought on at the dawn of the twenty-first century have affected development assistance (DA). Many emerging economies (EEs), among them those of the BRICS, have come to aspire to global recognition. By becoming players in the development assistance marketplace, they assert themselves as emerging nations in their own right and leaders in their regions, both sources of soft power. While some countries assert their identity on nationalistic grounds, enhanced by DA on a bilateral basis, others seek to harness the dividends of globalization as a vehicle to assist lagging countries by bringing them into the global community and marketplace. Established rules of international relations among nation states drive the approach to DA by the former, whereas the latter are driven by the emerging and still imperfect global governance (Kumar & Messner, 2010, pp. 8–9).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogerio F. Pinto
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  1. 1.World BankSao PauloBrazil

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