Past Research Projects
Nowadays the emerging economies such as BRICS countries are taking the initiative to develop the global governance, which the western “developed" countries had before. The aid architecture has also significantly changed. Non-DAC countries, as new development actors, have contributed to increasing the flow of development resources for developing countries. The aim of this study is to extrapolate a vision of how the aid architecture will change in next ten years; and to develop the implications for Japan to react properly for that change through clarifying the patterns of development cooperation (or South-South cooperation) by comparing the sequence and the combination of cooperation tools of each aid providers and analysing the impact of emerging aid providers to their partner countries where the competition between emerging and traditional aid providers exists. The findings of this study that estimated the amount of the China’s foreign aid based on primary data were paid attention to by researchers and stakeholders across the globe. The study also revealed the foreign aid activities of the new development actors, such as India and Indonesia which are likely to have been ignored before, while pointing out the potentialities that intellectual interactions between developing countries would contribute to development in these countries themselves. In addition, these findings were opened widely to the public, including a lecture at DIE (German Development Institute), a co-organized symposium with DIE and a policy brief to policy makers.