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Rahul Chhabra Virtually Launched IBSA Report on ‘Deepening Cooperation in IBSA: Perspectives from Key Sectors’

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On November 10, 2020 Rahul Chhabra, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India launched India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) report on ‘Deepening Cooperation in IBSA: Perspectives from Key Sectors’ over a virtual platform from New Delhi, India.

The report was prepared by the 2nd batch of Fellows under the IBSA Visiting Fellowship Program.

Key People

Andre Aranha Correa do Lago, Brazilian ambassador in India, Sibusiso Ndebel, South African High Commissioner to India among others participated in the virtual launch of the IBSA report.

Key Info

The research was undertaken by the fellows on cooperation at the United Nations(UN), Intellectual Property Rights, Traditional Medicine, Financial Sector Cooperation & Trade in Banking Services & Energy.

IBSA Visiting Fellowship Programme:

The IBSA Visiting Fellowship Program was instituted(2018-19) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs to renew the IBSA partnership.


To promote academic exchange of young scholars in areas of economics and social sciences to reinforce the research collaboration among India, Brazil and South Africa

Focuses on

  • Multilateral institutional frameworks to coordinate, support and enable global sustainable development.
  • Collaborative research for cooperation and information exchange in the fields of macro-economy
  • Trade and development
  • Any other area of ​​interest within the IPSA framework

Range of important issues

The various types of important issues selected by IBSA scholars from India, Brazil and South Africa for extensive research work include agriculture, global production networks, trade and investment, South-South cooperation and IBSA Fund.

Gist about RIS: 

RIS is an autonomous policy research institute that specialises in issues related to international economic development, trade, investment and technology. It is funded by the Government of India.

Focus– To promote South-South Cooperation and collaborate with developing countries in multilateral negotiations in various forums.

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About Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS):

Director General-Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi

HeadQuarters- New Delhi, India

Established– 1984