Michael Sudarkasa,heads the African Business Group, a South African-based economic development and business consulting advisory services group. He has 20 years of experience in regional and international trade and business analysis, with a focus on private sector development. In a recent interview with the Inter Press Service, he opined that IBSA forum, nine years into existence, has impacted on aid effectiveness in Africa. According to him, "IBSA dialogue forum has also been a catalyst for greater efforts within the South to explore ways that development aid can be mobilised from domestic resources to support developing countries".
For excerpts of his interview, please check out Less Politics, More Development by IPS News.