The Brazilian Ministry of Social Development’s co-operation with sub-Saharan Africa has shifted from an initial engagement in cash transfers to a recent engagement in food and nutritional security. This paper aims at understanding the main drivers for such shift considering lessons drawn from first initiatives and from growing involvement in South-South Development Cooperation, as well as changes in the mobilization of domestic coalitions in Brazil. By doing so this paper aims at contributing to the international debate on the effectiveness of South-South Development Cooperation, unpacking challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries when allocating growing domestic human and financial resources to promote international development.

Authors: Iara Leite, Bianca Suyama and Melissa Pomeroy

Published by UNU-WIDER, March 2013

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