Solidarity among brothers? Brazil in Africa: trade, investment and cooperation

South-South Cooperation (SSC) is gradually rising in the Brazilian international agenda. Understood as cooperation among developing countries, it received momentum from the Lula administration, evidenced in the large number of agreements signed between Brazil and African countries and consequent increase in the number of technical cooperation projects implemented. While there is no “strategy for Africa,” an emphasis on the African continent seems to be outlined, reflecting both development discussions in international forums and trade and diplomatic dynamics of other emerging countries such as China and India. The reconfiguration of Brazilian international relations towards Africa is manifested in the large number of open embassies, entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment, trade and international cooperation for development on the African continent. In this Policy Brief, we will try to draw a picture of Brazil’s South-South cooperation in Africa in the recent period, highlighting the technical and economic dimension of this cooperation

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