Articulação SUL’s mission is to promote and support South-South cooperation initiatives aimed at building more just, equitable and sustainable societies; and to contribute to an international system committed to socio-cultural diversity and the emergence of alternative development paradigms.
We hope to inspire emancipatory policies and practices, through research, public debate and engagement with different actors.
Country case studies on South-South Cooperation
"Country case studies on South-South Cooperation" on-line book. It includes analyses of South-South cooperation in Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Kenya, India, Nepal, BRICS and Africa and Nigeria. Published by Reality of Aid and CSOs Partnership for Effective Development. Articulação Sul contributed with the Brazilian chapter.
Brazilian South–South Development Cooperation: The Case of the Ministry of Social Development in Africa
The article analyses domestic and external drivers of the rise of South–South development cooperation to a foreign policy priority under the Lula administrations. It argues that the rise was a consequence of presidential leadership, growing domestic mobilisation, shifts in the global political economy and the prioritisation of South–South development cooperation by traditional donors. It explores the case of the Ministry of Social Development cooperation with Africa, focusing on two experiences—the Bolsa Família and the Purchase from Africans for Africa Programme. Although the ministry's partnership with traditional donors remained constant, there was increased domestic leadership in the food purchase programme.
Authors: Iara Leite, Melissa Pomeroy e Bianca Suyama
© 2015 UNU-WIDER. Journal of International Development published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
“Brazil-Africa: political, economic and regulatory tendencies” debate
In October 3, 2014, Brazil and the South Observatory promoted the "Brazil-Africa: political, economic and regulatory tendencies" debate in order to present OBS, its objectives and research/monitoring agenda; contribute to the formation of new analytical starting points and qualifying interpretations on Brazil-Africa Relations; and strengthen contacts among participants to develop information and analysis sharing networks about the Brazilian role in the global South.
GPDEC Mexico project
In this Institute of Development Studies Rising Powers in International Development programme initiative, Articulação SUL, along with PRIA and China International Development Research Network, produced a Case study of civil society-led South-South Cooperation, engaged CSO's and prepared inputs for a Focus Session at the High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico, in April 2014.
Short courses in IRI – PUC-RJ
The courses "Looking South in search for new social transformation paradigms" and " Transnationalism and Social Movements" were given as part of a semestral event that took place in October 29 to 31, 2014.
Article – Brazilian development cooperation: critical juncture or hiatus?
This article was published in IDS' Globalisation and Development blog. It discusses the state of Brazilian development cooperation as the country prepared to host the 2014 FIFA World CUP.
Author: Bianca Suyama
Article – Dilma Rousseff has a second chance to invigorate Brazil’s foreign policy
This article, published in The Guardian, analyses some of the foreign policy challenges facing presidente Dilma Rousseff in her second term.
Authors: Bianca Suyama and Gonzalo Berrón
Article – Qual desenvolvimento teremos a partir de 2015?
Published in Carta Capital magazine, this article identifies the challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals and the disputes regarding its formulation.
Authors: Bianca Suyama and Melissa Pomeroy.
Brazil and the South Bulletin’s first edition
A Brazil and the South Observatory's publication that aims to spread information and knowledge about Brazil's role in the global South.
This first edition brings two articles on integration mechanisms of great interest for Brazilian foreign policy: BRICS and CPLP.
Haiti – Um laboratório de engajamento multisetorial
The first edition of Perspectives from the Territory addresses the multifaceted Brazilian engagement in Haiti, from its leadership of the United Nations Peace Operation (MINUSTAH) and its international cooperation for development to the presence of Brazilian civil society organizations and the private sector and the challenges and responses related to Haitian migration to Brazil.
Authors: Melissa Pomeroy and Laura Trajber Waisbich
Areas of work
To ensure that South-South Cooperation policies and practices are informed by empirical evidence, we promote research and analysis; monitoring and evaluation of cooperation programs and projects; studies on emancipatory practices; and facilitation of learning processes.
To ensure a broad, diverse and informed public debate on IDC, we support research and analysis dissemination; facilitation of training and discussion spaces; participation and engagement in networks and forums.
Brazil has a rich repertoire of knowledge and practices that may constitute a distinctive quality of south-south cooperation, therefore, we support the systematization of experiences and we collaborate with other organizations in their international engagement.