The world has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda calling for a new and inclusive global partnership, of which South-South and triangular cooperation forms an integral part, complementing North-South Cooperation. During the past decades, South-South cooperation has increasingly demonstrated their contribution to development results through a variety of flexible cooperation modalities, including knowledge exchanges, technology transfers, financing, peer support, and neighbourhood initiatives, as well as countries forming common development agendas and seeking collective solutions. UNDP supports South-South and Triangular Cooperation with the goal to maximize its development impact and accelerate poverty eradication and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, UNDP reported 689 projects and programmes across 132 countries that have utilized South-South and triangular cooperation, covering more than 15 percent of the total projects and programmes. This is a step forward from the 2014 baseline parameters which reported 469 initiatives. Over 16 percent of country offices reported that SSC and TrC was substantially and systematically utilized for achieving development results.
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.
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Our Programmes and Initiatives
Saemaul Initiative Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Communities
Saemaul Undong is a movement of sustainable development in the Republic of Korea that transformed that nation from a developing to a developed country in a single generation...more.
Bolivia: Inclusive and Sustainable Communities
As part of Saemaul project in Bolivia, UNDP organized a SSC mission of Bolivian local leaders to Ecuador to share their experience of the Saemaul Undong...more.
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News & Events
- 25 Jan 2016:Helen Clark: Statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board
- 26 Sep 2015:Helen Clark: Statement prepared for the High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation
- 08 Sep 2015:Helen Clark: Statement at the Panel Discussion and Launch of the IBSA Fund 2015 Overview of Project Portfolio Report
High Level Event: New York,
26 September 2015
South South Cooperation
- South-South and Triangular Cooperation – Emerging Opportunities for Think Tanks
- United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
- UNEP: South-South Cooperation
- The World Bank's Knowledge Sharing for Results
- The South-South Opportunity
- Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice)