May 27, 2024

IBSA Fund Annual Report 2023

April 26, 2024

IsDB Special Edition SDGs Digest: Cherishing our Past Charting our Future (2024)

This edition of SDGs Digest comprises articles about collective action and forward-thinking solutions, as IsDB continues to steer through the complexities of global development with wisdom, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to building a better world for all. It features […]
December 19, 2023

Promoting Social Justice in the Global South: Global and regional South-South Cooperation good practices (ILO, 2023)

The International Labour Office (ILO) through its Partnership’s Department has launched 28 South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) projects across the five regions and the ITC-Turin office for the 2022-2023 biennium. The SSTC projects have covered over 80 countries and additional […]
December 8, 2023

Guidelines for the Integration of South-South and Triangular Cooperation into the Country- and Regional-level Work of the United Nations Development System

Building on the broad recommendations, catalytic actions and performance indicators identified in the 2016 framework of operational guidelines on UN support to South-South and triangular cooperation (SSC/19/3)5 and consultations with UN entities and other partners, these Guidelines offer a step-by-step […]
December 7, 2023

Celebrating 40 Years of South-South Cooperation: Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund (2023)

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1983, the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF) has played a catalytic role in fostering sustainable development through South-South cooperation in developing countries. Over the past four decades, PGTF has been […]
December 6, 2023

Experiences and Practices on Inclusive Sustainable Tourism in Cities and Localities in the Context of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (2023)

This pioneering work sheds light on an increasingly important aspect of our modern, interconnected world – inclusive sustainable tourism. The nexus of culture, economics, and sustainable development is more pertinent than ever, particularly for the cities and localities that can […]
November 28, 2023

India-UN Fund – Year-in-review Report (Nov 2023)

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, a $150 million financial mechanism, champions innovative, Southerndriven, demand-responsive and transformative sustainable development initiatives across the developing world. Remarkably, within just six years, the Fund has cultivated a portfolio of 76 development projects, collaborating with […]
November 21, 2023

Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong Basin: Building Forward Better toward COVID-19 Recovery with Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Approach through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (2023)

The Mekong region is richly endowed with natural resources and has some of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world. However, despite rapid economic developments, including increased urbanization and poverty reduction in the past few decades, significant challenges remain. […]
November 21, 2023

Review of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus related projects toward informing project pilot’s delivery of SDG-impact (2023)

The “Triangular Cooperation Project on Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong River Basin based on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus” (2021-2025) aims to strengthen access to water, food and energy for vulnerable communities living in the Lower Mekong Basin (Cambodia, Lao […]
November 15, 2023

World Food Programme South-South and Triangular Cooperation Policy Update (2023)

The South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) policy update, approved by the Executive Board in July 2023, represents a significant leap forward in WFP’s commitment to supporting and empowering the Global South countries in sharing, adapting and implementing zero hunger solutions […]
February 16, 2023

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 […]
August 31, 2022

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 4 (2022)

  Unprecedented challenges have arisen in the first years of the Decade of Action for the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030: the Covid-19 pandemic, climate crises and war in the Ukraine are among other hardships threatening […]
March 23, 2022

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goal on Good Health and Well-being (2022)

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages (SDG 3) is not only a fundamental right and a crucial development goal, but it is also front and centre of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To achieve sustainable development, […]
October 12, 2021

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 3 (2020)

The year 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and ushers in the Decade of Action to deliver the Global Goals by 2030. For the achievement of ambitious goals, South-South and triangular cooperation has been […]
September 17, 2021

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling up Made-in-Africa Solutions

In collaboration with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, UNDP presents this joint publication “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling up Made-in-Africa Solutions”. This publication contains codified African South-South development solutions and innovative solutions that have the potential […]
July 7, 2021

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development in SIDS — Advancing SAMOA Pathway and Achieving Sustainable Recovery

FOREWORD Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face a number of unique challenges. They are highly vulnerable to external economic and financial shocks — at least 35 per cent more than other developing countries, in part due to their remoteness and […]
November 18, 2020

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of Food Security

Executive Summary The good practices presented in this compendium are based on the data collected during the Brazil Africa Forum 2019, an international event organized by the Brazil Africa Institute that gathered representatives of government, the private sector and civil […]
November 28, 2018

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 2 (2018)

The “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development Vol 2” publication – available in the six official UN languages, plus Portuguese – features Southern good practices that are relevant to the implementation of all 17 SDGs. They illustrate the central […]
May 30, 2016

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 1 (2016)

FOREWORD Good practices to accelerate sustainable human development are increasingly available in the global South. They can be found in the policies, institutions and programmes that have enabled a number of developing countries to acquire a skilled labour force, create […]
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

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 […]
January 17, 2022

South-South Ideas Paper: Mapping South-South Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation for Theory and Practice

Science, technology, and innovation (STI) are key to economic and social development, yet the capacity for scientific innovation remains unequally distributed across the globe. Working from the perspective of access, equity and inclusion (AEI), the present study analyses the state […]
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas – The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Improving the Quality of Education – The Cases of Ecuador and El Salvador (2019)

March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas – South-South Cooperation Coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development – The Case of Nigeria (2019)

March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas – South-South Cooperation – A Theoretical and Institutional Framework (2019)

August 4, 2022

FAO – South-South and triangular cooperation in agricultural development (2022)

This publication provides insight into the key features of South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) and how FAO has applied it to the delivery of its mission. The case studies showcase how SSTC has contributed to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in […]
September 21, 2020

UN Volunteers – South-South volunteering as a driving force for development: Experiences from Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) has partnered up with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) to produce this South-South in Action report on South-South […]
September 3, 2019

Pacific Islands Development Forum (2019)

From the time that the Pacific Islands Develop- ment Forum was introduced to the Global South at the South-South Development Expo in 2016, it has been one of the most active and visible re- gional cooperation institutions. It has taken […]
September 3, 2019

A Decade of SCG Sustainable Development Symposia (2019)

March 18, 2019

UNICEF – Advancing children’s rights and well-being through SSTrC (2019)

March 18, 2019

The IAEA – Sustainable Development through the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Science and Technology (2019)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are pleased to jointly present this volume of South-South in Action. This is the first report of the IAEA on South-South and triangular cooperation. The […]
March 18, 2019

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (2019)

This SSiA report is a result of intellectual credence, wisdom and exemplary dedication by members of the ACP Family as well as generous contributions from partner organisations, particularly the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. The ACP Secretariat therefore, wishes […]
March 18, 2019

Social Protection Systems – The case of Kenya (2019)

For centuries, Africans have relied on their communities to meet their material, social and spiritual needs. Social Protection has been perceived through these lenses in rural areas in many African Countries. This continues to be the case. The modernization era […]
March 18, 2019

NOREC – Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (2019)

The main purpose of this report is to give a brief overview of the practices and experiences of Norway related to South-South and triangular cooperation, especially as implemented by Norec, the Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation. The first chapter provides […]
March 18, 2019

Global One 2015 – Faith-based advances in developmental, humanitarian and environmental spheres (2019)

This series is about showcasing South-South unity in action and Global One’s activities encapsulate the true meaning of South-South cooperation to build sustainable development. The regions of intervention are Africa, Asia and the Arab States. This publication outlines the key […]