About Moctar

My name is Moctar, and I work for an international development/humanitarian agency in Sudan.

Having studies both ‘development’ and Korean studies, my main interests are at the intersection of Asian and African social development. Namely, I enjoy examining economic and social development policies put in place by East Asian countries, and gauge their relevance to African countries today.

Specifically, my interest in social development is in seeing how social protection policies, and lessons therefrom, can travel from middle-income countries to (mainly African) lower-income counterparts. African economies’ growth does not always entail a commensurate expansion in states’ abilities to protect and build up the power of the poorest of the poor. How can we change that?

The time for South-South cooperation is here, and if we are to believe the SDGs and the partnerships for development cooperation, enabling a dialogue among global South countries has the potential to produce great positive results for the poor and vulnerable. This blog is a very small and modest attempt to contribute.

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  1. Rick Rowden

     /  August 21, 2014

    Hi I thought you’d be interested in my recent article in Foreign Policy (USA) “Africa’s Free Trade Hangover” http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/07/africas_free_trade_hangover


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