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Keywords:

  • socio-economic development;
  • South-east Asia;
  • foreign direct investments (FDI);
  • official development assistance (ODA);
  • multilateral development banks;
  • international institutions;
  • Russian Federation

Abstract

The article is focused on the issues of social and economic development of the poorest countries of the South-east Asian region and the role of international institutions in this process. The article tries to assess the impact of multilateral mechanisms for international development cooperation on the social and economic development of this group of countries. A special emphasis is made on the role of the Russian Federation as a new donor and emerging economic power in the South-east Asian region. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.