Major multilateral institutions have long claimed that their market-oriented trade rules reduce poverty and advance development. Instead, they hold back the developing world from a more human-centric, social-justice approach that it needs to reach its potential. South Africa has the potential to set an example of how a global “middle power” can drive change. The Covid-19 pandemic has provided extra impetus – and a test.
This study is part of the series “Shaping the Future of Multilateralism – Inclusive Pathways to a Just and Crisis-Resilient Global Order” by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s European Union and Washington, DC offices.
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