South-South cooperation (SSC) is at the heart of UNDP’s support to help countries achieve their development goals. UNDP is viewed as an effective interlocutor, leveraging its network of offices, policy centres and expertise at the regional and global levels to foster South-South and Triangular Cooperation (TrC).
Our extensive country presence and close local partnerships in more than 170 countries and territories help support country-led exchanges and partnerships in financing, technology, know-how, experience and expertise.
UNDP sees this kind of cooperation as an accelerator and multiplier of sustainable development. And as the leading development agency in the UN system, UNDP plays a key role as a catalyst
UNDP has made a strategic commitment to helping countries to expand engagement in mutual learning and solution sharing for
Our portfolio of initiatives on South-South cooperation includes:
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals acknowledge the critical role South-South cooperation plays in global development. So do other important global agendas, notably the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development.