In recent years, the existing order of development cooperation led by developed countries is being challenged. This is the result of an expanded normative influence of development cooperation by emerging countries, which is brought by the increase in the number of emerging countries providing development cooperation. In response to this situation, this research project aims to gain a deeper understanding of the actual situation and impacts of development cooperation by emerging countries, based on the results of the “Comparative Study on Development Cooperation Strategy: Focusing on G20 Emerging Economies” conducted from 2012 to 2014. In order to achieve the goal of the research, it is necessary to understand the diversity of emerging countries more accurately by increasing the number of target countries and conducting interdisciplinary and multi-perspective analysis.
Specifically, we will deepen our study of emerging countries’ development cooperation by focusing on the following three questions:
1) How is the existing international order governing development cooperation, especially its normative aspect, changing with the rise of emerging countries?
2) How are recipient countries responding to emerging countries’ development cooperation?
3) How are emerging countries improving their domestic systems in line with the expansion of development cooperation?
In this research project, each member will present a Working Paper. We are also considering presenting a compilation of our papers as a special issue in a journal of international influence.