South-South & Global 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

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Ethiopian delegates are shown technical innovations in Tianjin

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Video: Celebrating South-South Cooperation Day 2014

Projects and Initiatives

Engaging with Chinese Companies for Sustainable Development Overseas

This project will enhance Chinese enterprises’ capacity of doing business abroad in a more sustainable and responsible way. The project will also promote the overseas sustainable development of Chinese companies and establish a comprehensive corporate social responsible system by jointly compiling a report of overseas development of Chinese companies and organizing relevant advocacy activities. 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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Featured Publication
International Development Evaluation: Comparing DAC and Non-DAC Approaches

South-South cooperation (SSC) is growing rapidly, yet little is known about SSC providers’ institutions and structures, particularly regarding evaluation. As such, this paper’s original aim was to examine and analyse the evaluation approaches of several SSC providers, and compare these with the evaluation modalities of selected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors.

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