The term BRICS refers to the countries of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa, which together count for over 40 per cent of the world’s population and 20 per cent of global GDP.
Towards Universal Social Security in Emerging Economies
2012, 2 p
Across the world, many countries are cutting social security spending and rolling back commitments to universal coverage by restricting benefits, narrowly targeting policies and means-testing claimants. But some are bucking this trend. Despite decades of pressure for social... English
La protection sociale dans les BRICS
Centre d'analyse stratégique, 2012, 12 p.
Les BRICS ont accompli en l'espace de quelques années des progrès substantiels dans la mise en place de leurs systèmes de protection sociale. La poursuite de ce développement impliquera cependant de lever de nouveaux obstacles, notamment en matière de financement et... French
The Elderly and Old Age Support in Rural China : Challenges and Prospects
Fang, Cai, ; et al., , World Bank, 2012, 150 p
Although average incomes in China have risen dramatically since the 1980s, concerns are increasing that the rural elderly have not benefited from growth to the same extent as younger people and the urban elderly. Concerns about welfare of the rural elderly combine spatial and... English
New Growth Drivers for Low-Income Countries: The Role of BRICs
IMF, 2011, 63 p
The emergence of BRICs Brazil, Russia, India, and China is reshaping low-income countries' (LICs) international economic relations. While industrial countries remain LICs' dominant development partners, LIC-BRIC ties have increased so rapidly over the past decade that BRICs... English
Who pays if you're sick?
OECD, , 2011, 1 p
Emerging economies have made good progress on health coverage recently, but the share of out-of-pocket payments in total health expenditure remains significantly higher than in most advanced countries English
China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society
World Bank, 2012, 468 p
China should complete its transition to a market economy -- through enterprise, land, labor, and financial sector reforms -- strengthen its private sector, open its markets to greater competition and innovation, and ensure equality of opportunity to help achieve its goal of a... English