Karin Costa Vazquez
Karin Costa Vazquez is an international adviser and researcher specialized in international cooperation for development, strategic planning and operations. She has worked with the World Bank, U.N. Development Program, and the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, and published extensively on BRICS's contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
With a focus on sustainable development, the BRICS-led New Development Bank claims to be different from its counterparts in the West. But the bank needs to clearly define what sustainable development means, in practical terms, if it is to be successful in the longer term.