Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development, the first in its series, highlights Southern good practices that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Policymakers and development practitioner seeking to understand better how South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to the improvement of peoples’ lives will find ample answers in this book.
Many of the good practices featured were recommended by member agencies of the United Nations Development Group Task Team on South-South and Triangular Cooperation and other development partners at the subregional, regional and global levels. Others were selected from among the good practices that had been nominated and showcased during the annual Global South-South Development Expos organized by the United Nations Office for SouthSouth Cooperation since 2008.
Priority has been given to highlighting activities that illustrate the main characteristics of effective South-South and triangular cooperation; initiatives that involve and benefit a great number of people in two or more countries of the South; solutions that have addressed transnational development challenges that would be difficult to tackle singlehandedly; and programmes that have been tested, validated, adapted and/or scaled up in various locations. The objective is to demonstrate the efficacy of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation in inspiring international solidarity in efforts to overcome shared obstacles and jump-start or accelerate progress towards sustainable human development.
This publication was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the United Nations Office for SouthSouth Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the member agencies of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Task Team on South-South and Triangular Cooperation. It contains 61 good practices in South-South and triangular cooperation grouped according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.