Africa-Brazil co-operation in social protection
Drivers, lessons and shifts in the engagement of the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development
Iara Costa Leite 1, Bianca Suyama 2, and Melissa Pomeroy3
The Brazilian Ministry of Social Development’s co-operation with sub-Saharan Africa has shifted from an initial engagement in cash transfers to a recent engagement in food and nutritional security. This paper aims at understanding the main drivers for such shift considering lessons drawn from first initiatives and from growing involvement in South-South Development Co-operation, as well as changes in the mobilization of domestic coalitions in Brazil. By doing so this paper aims at contributing to the international debate on the effectiveness of South-South Development Co-operation, unpacking challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries when allocating growing domestic human and financial resources to promote international development.
Keywords: South-South development co-operation, social protection, food and nutritional security, Brazil, sub-Saharan Africa
1,2,3South-South Cooperation Research and Policy Center, Brazil, emails:
This study has been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project ‘ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid’, directed by Tony Addison and Finn Tarp.