The Laboratory of Financing and International Cooperation for Development (LACID), an initiative of the BRICS Policy Center, aims to analyze practices of global financing and cooperation for development.
Significant changes in the architecture of the international system were brought by the turn of the 21st century. Emerging economies, such as Brazil, India, and China, have been contesting in the most diverse fields the influence that developed countries have in the definition of norms and practices in international relations. The program seeks to understand the impact that such changes in the global order entail in practices of financing and international cooperation for development.
The program aims to develop a critical reflection about the intensification of relations between the countries of the global South, reflecting how they impact on the development and growth of these countries and looking for to contribute to the great international debate on development policies.