South-South Cooperation

In 2010, UNDP and China signed a new agreement to strengthen their partnership – the first such agreement between China and a multilateral or bilateral partner. Since then, UNDP and China have set up innovative programmes, which promote South-South Cooperation between China and other developing countries and China’s regional and global engagement.

Our Goals

With these programmes, UNDP aims to foster the exchange of good practices and expand the range of policy options available to a nation, based on the understanding that each country has a specific set of challenges which require tailor-made solutions. more

Ethiopian delegates are shown technical innovations in Tianjian

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Our Stories

  • The fifth anniversary of the establishment of the International Poverty Reduction and Development Centre in China, 17 October 2010, Beijing.

    Enhancing China’s South-South Policy Dialogue on Poverty Reduction

    South-South cooperation is making a growing contribution to global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. China’s rapid growth and development has caught the attention of many developing countries across the world, who are increasingly keen to learn from its experiences... more

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Projects and Initiatives

Strengthening the Capacity of IPRCC for South-South Cooperation

Since 2005 onwards, with the support from UNDP and other partners, IPRCC has organized a series of training and global knowledge exchange initiatives on poverty reduction, benefiting 1305 participants from 96 countries, including Asia, Africa, South America, Oceania and four Central Asian countries. more

Enhancing China-ASEAN Economic Integration: Cross-Border Economic Cooperation Zones at the China-Vietnam Border (CBEZ)

The CBEZ project will foster China-ASEAN integration through enhanced understanding of cross-border economic cooperation zones, participation in the planning for and implementation of CBEZs. more

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Human Development Report 2013
The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

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