A CIVETS primer: Can they be the next BRIC?

A batch of six countries, Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa – now referred to as the ‘CIVETS’ – are being promoted by some as a block that will experience the same kind of dynamic growth during the next 10 years as experienced by the BRIC countries in the last decade. This is a brief CIVETS primer with basic pro and con commentary on the substance of the CIVETS concept by the Colombian Ambassador Mauricio Rodriguez and Wolfango Piccoli, a risk consultant at the Eurasia Group both interviewed by Jeremy Paxman of BBC’s Newsnight program filmed in April 2012.