Emerging Countries in Global Financial Standard Setting: Explaining Relative Resilience and Its Implications

Andrew Walter

Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada | Published : 2019


This special report explores the role of emerging-country members in the Basel process, a key aspect of global financial standard setting. It argues that this process has been significantly more politically resilient than adjacent aspects of global economic governance, in part because major emerging countries have perceived continuing “intra-club” benefits from participation within it. Most important among these are learning benefits for key actors within these countries, including incumbent political leaders. Although some emerging countries perceive growing influence over the international financial standard-setting process, many implicitly accept limited influence in return for learning b..

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