Launch of new Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD)
3rd July 2015
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other rapidly-changing and increasingly influential middle-income countries, such as Indonesia and Mexico, are now recognised as epicentres of development policy innovation, as well as drivers of global growth. Policymakers in Africa and the global North alike are moving to court these countries’ investments and to emulate their policies, whilst researchers and policy analysts are increasingly seeking to study the economic and geopolitical implications of their rise.
As intergovernmental negotiations around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discussions on future financing for development continue this week in New York, leading development experts from China, India and Brazil and the UK will be coming together in Beijing to discuss the role of the rising powers in defining and implementing a new era of global sustainable development.
The high-level event is being co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (DRC) and China International Development Research Network (CIDRN) and will bring together experts from across a global network of policy, research and civil society partners to discuss the role for rising powers in global development.
The event will also mark the launch of the new Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD). CRPD will conduct and facilitate research on the impact of the BRICS, and other rapidly-changing and increasingly influential middle-income countries, on international development, global public goods and for the future of Development Studies research and training.
Coinciding with the opening of the Centre, we are pleased to say that we are launching our latest Eldis email Reporter, to keep you up to date with the latest on rising powers. Sign up to receive the Rising Powers Reporter here and don't forget to visit the Eldis Resource Guide on Rising Powers in International Development.