UNDP has a strong role to play as knowledge broker, capacity development supporter and partnership facilitator when developing countries work together to find solutions to common development challenges.
As a way to make North-South aid more effective, donor countries also support developing nations through triangular cooperation (Trc).
SSC/TrC are powerful tools to:
- Brokering knowledge on scalable development solutions and analysis on what has worked, what has not, along with systematic information on SSC/TrC.
- Enabling harmonization of policies, legal frameworks and regulations to increase opportunities and maximize mutual benefits of South-South exchanges;
- Facilitating partnerships, fostering innovations, and promoting the scaling up of promising ideas.
- Convening and connecting a wide variety of interested stakeholders from governments to private sector, CSOs and academia to strengthen Southern perspectives and actions in global development agendas.
Since June 2013, UNDP has facilitated the creation of 75 MuSo in the five communities targeted by the project, bringing together more than 1,500 inhabitants, of whom 50 percent are women.more
A youth initiative funded by the Republic of Korea and supported by UNDP raises awareness about environmental issues and creates job opportunities.more
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The Saemaul Udong initiative, or the New Village Movement, aims to update, integrate and scale up proven successful elements of the initiative and its application into an exemplary systematic approach and effective platform for development cooperation.
This FAQ booklet addresses the overall definition and importance of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, as well as the role that UNDP can play. It also offers a list of important resources to consult when working on South-South Cooperation.
Video: South-South Cooperation in 75 seconds
Xiaojun Grace Wang, Lead Adviser for South-South Cooperation, provides an overview on the opportunities and challenges on South-South and Triangular Cooperation.