Publications

March 18, 2022

The United Nations’ Role in the Evolution of Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, South-South Cooperation, and Triangular Cooperation: Real or Cosmetic Approaches to Development Cooperation?

  Various parts of the United Nations (UN) system have been part of the definition and implementation of technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC), South-South cooperation (SSC) and triangular cooperation (TrC) over the years since the Buenos Aires Plan of […]
March 16, 2022

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Least Developed Countries (2022)

This publication on “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in LDCs: From the Istanbul Programme of Action to Achieving Sustainable and Resilient Development” is a prime reflection of effective South-South and triangular collaboration practices that have bred innovative development […]
February 7, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: Big Data’s Role in Broadening Financial Inclusion in the Global South

Consumer and business finance companies and microcredit organizations have had limited success in serving the needs of economically-active low-income families and micro-enterprises in Southern countries. Recent advances in computing and telecommunications technology are dramatically transforming this landscape by changing the […]
January 28, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: Catalyzing the Contribution of the New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to the Sustainable Development Goals

The New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank models of multilateral development finance bring to life an Asian approach to South-South cooperation that relies on infrastructure development to catalyze industrialization, spur economic growth, and ultimately help countries to […]
January 28, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: The Importance of South-South Cooperation in Strengthening Global South Trade, Investments and Regional Integration: A Contextual Overview

Constant shifts in the global reality have challenged human development to exceed average expectations. From tackling innovative sustainable growth barriers to managing the global upkeep with rapidly transforming digital technologies, there is a consistent need for economies to collaborate, innovate […]
January 25, 2022

Trends, Opportunities and Challenges on the Path to Sustainable Development: Strengthening South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation in the COVID-19 Context (DG Forum 2021 Summary)

The High-level Forum of Directors General for Development Cooperation (DG Forum) is a platform for national development cooperation agencies and institutions implementing South-South and triangular cooperation. Other stakeholders and practitioners of South-South and triangular cooperation are also invited to the […]
January 25, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: The Role of Southern-Based Development Finance Institutions in South-South Cooperation and Mobilization of the Private Sector for Sustainable Development

Addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals requires thorough consideration by governments, public and private institutions, the private sector and other stakeholders. The variance in the level of development of countries from the global South, and the connections between them, […]
January 25, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: Least Developed Country Graduation – Can South‐South Cooperation Have a Positive Impact on Trade and Finance?

This report undertakes an in-depth examination of the potential role of South-South Cooperation (SSC) in supporting sustainable LDC graduation. Two avenues of SSC are considered: trade-related cooperation and extended support through concessional financial flows. It stresses that both avenues are […]
January 18, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: South-South Cooperation, An Opportunity to Fight Against Climate Change & Reduce Inequalities

Climate change is a global negative externality and nowadays it is considered as one of the biggest challenges on Earth. The scale of the efforts and coordination needed to alleviate climate change’s negative impacts are considerable. In this context, South-South […]