Recent decades have seen a surge in South-South economic, social and political linkages. These activities have largely focused on mobilising resources in the areas of trade, finance, and the provision of development and technical assistance. This project seeks a better understanding of the nature and potential of two elements of emerging south-south relationships in particular. The first element of the project focuses on how south-south linkages have affected the global financial architecture. A second element of this project is regional integration and trade agreements.