Karin Costa Vazquez
Economist | CCG | O.P. Jindal Global University
Karin Costa Vazquez is a Brazilian economist at Fudan University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization (China) and Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at O.P. Jindal Global University (India), where she leads the first center for African, Latin American and Caribbean Studies at an Indian private university. She is also on the Observa China 观中国 Advisory Board.
Vazquez has advised UN entities and development finance institutions worldwide and led initiatives such as the 2022-2025 Strategic Framework of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation and the ABDE 2030 Plan to catalyze US$ 380 billion in investments by 34 Brazilian development finance institutions for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the government, she directed a US$ 10 million UK fund to support Brazil's transition to a low-carbon, high-growth economy and represented the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in multilateral fora.
Vazquez contributes regularly to some of the world's leading media outlets, scientific journals, and think tanks on issues like international cooperation and financing for sustainable development, with a focus on Brazil, China, India, and their new multilateral development banks. Her most recent publications include the articles New Asian Development Finance (IDS Bulletin), Brazil and BRICS multilateralism à la carte: from bilateralism to community interest (Global Policy), Up or out: how China's decarbonization will redefine trade, investments, and external relations (Turin University), and the book chapter Brazil-China relations: contestation, adaptation, or transformation? (Palgrave Macmillan).