2015 is the European Year of international development, during which a new framework for development should be adopted. The development agenda has changed and although the EU remains the world’s largest donor of official development assistance (ODA), countries such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Korea are playing an increasingly important role in development.
The EU’s relations with its strategic partners varies depending on each country and although emerging powers have similar interests, their strategies in relation to both development cooperation and the multilateral development agenda differ. In this context and in light of a book published by FRIDE, New donors, new partners? EU strategic partnerships and development, senior researcher Clare Castillejo analyses the opportunities for engagement between the EU and its strategic partners and the approaches followed by the five emerging powers mentioned above.
Click here to watch the video-interview with Clare Castillejo.