The increasing economic and technical capacities of the South and the emergence of a growing group of Southern countries, such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa and the Gulf countries, as influential actors in international economic relations have created important opportunities for South-South development cooperation as a complement to North- South cooperation.
South-South cooperation is a broad framework of collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. Involving two or more developing countries, it can take place on a bilateral, regional, intraregional or interregional basis. Developing countries share knowledge, skills, expertise and resources to meet their development goals through concerted efforts. They are pragmatic modalities through which the countries of the South can be the drivers of their own sustainable change.
This publication presents SSDC’s story of its efforts to promote economic and technical exchanges and support small-grant projects in developing countries. It is noteworthy to highlight that SSDC has developed workstreams related to South-South and triangular cooperation and to date has supported 19 projects in more than 30 developing countries and regions.