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Seoul Policy Centre

Development Cooperation Approaches and Modalities

Development Cooperation Approaches and Modalities


The Development Cooperation Approaches and Modalities area of UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) builds on the ongoing policy work in this area with a focus on building the capacity for addressing challenging issues of development cooperation.

On this SDG Partnership, while maintaining its traditional role as a convener of policy dialogue, USPC further focuses on research on the specific challenges of development cooperation policy and practice. For example, it examines approaches to measuring the quantity and quality of development cooperation (including South-South and Triangular Cooperation) in specific partner countries. It supports partner countries in making best use of various modalities of development cooperation, inter alia, through better use of Aid Management Tools.

In addition, USPC works with new and emerging providers of development cooperation, supporting independent policy dialogue on the issues of measurement and fostering exchange between countries. The new partners will, inter alia, exchange experience on how to best share knowledge and good practices from their experience with other countries.


Major Achievements

In 2021, USPC implemented the following for the thematic area of Development Cooperation Approaches and Modalities through SDG Partnerships.

  • Rwanda: Developed the national South-South Cooperation Strategy and digital knowledge goods through USPC’s support benchmarking the expertise of Korean actors.
  • India: Established its own virtual platform for SDG localization based on inputs and experience shared by Korean civil society, i.e. the Local Sustainability Alliance of Korea.