A Comparative Approach to the Finances of Regional Organisations

18 February 2020
Research Seminar

Frank Mattheis

Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles

How do the budgets and resources of regional organisations – specifically those located in the Global South – work and what do their patterns reveal about the regionalism at stake? This seminar presents comparative insights from a new book on the finances of regional organisations in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. The paper introduces a typology that distinguishes three clusters of regional organisations: a categorisation according to their budget size, a categorisation according to their funding sources, and a categorisation according to the calculation mode of financial contributions. Brought together in a comparative perspective the three clusters allow the identification of recurrent patterns regarding why members pay or do not pay, regarding the consequences of overlapping regionalism, regarding the relation with regional actorness and regarding the role of donor influence. The results stemming from the book on regional organisations in the Global South are then put into a broader research context by highlighting opposing trends vis-à-vis the finances of Western and multilateral international organisations.


Tuesday 18 February 2020
11.00 - 12.30 
UNU-CRIS, Bruges

This event is free but registration is required.

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