Good Practices

Southern countries are increasingly championing innovative initiatives that are leading to the cross-country transfer of knowledge and experience between Southern nations, to overcome common transnational challenges. There is a vast repository of knowledge available in the Global South on good practices in South-South and triangular cooperation and lessons learned that can be shared with a variety of stakeholders to learn and benefit from.

Recognizing this richness in knowledge and experience and the importance of peer-to-peer learning and horizontal partnerships, South-South Galaxy hosts a database of hundreds of development solutions from UN agencies, member states, international organizations, NGOs, private sector entities and other development partners. The solutions featured on South-South Galaxy are replicable, sustainable and scalable, towards the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

South-South Galaxy facilities knowledge sharing and offers organizations an opportunity to connect solution owners with solution providers, serving as a South-South and triangular partnership accelerator. Southern partners can share their solutions, connect and exchange knowledge with other organizations working with similar issues, and form partnerships towards the achievement of similar goals.

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for
Sustainable Development Publications Series

In collaboration with Member States, United Nations entities and development partners, UNOSSC has been conducting a compilation of lessons learned entitled “Good practices in South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development”.  The compilation features best practices from the global South that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It presents notable solutions at the national, subregional, regional and global levels to crucial challenges faced by developing countries in eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, supporting climate change action and creating peaceful and cohesive societies. They feature innovative initiatives that illustrate the central tenets of effective South-South and triangular cooperation, including initiatives that involve and benefit a great number of people in two or more Southern countries, that address transnational development challenges, that present solutions that have been piloted and scaled up, and that have tangible development outcomes that address the attainment of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The evidence gathered in these good practices aim to benefit developing countries that seek to scale up South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, in particular with respect to widening the application of policies, strategies and programmes. Download all three volumes of the series below.

Good Practices in SSTC: Thematic Series & Special Editions

In line with its continued commitment to fast-tracking the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNOSSC, along with its partners, is developing a series of thematic and special edition good practices publications highlighting innovative South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives on specific thematic areas or covering specific groups of countries. The publications presents solutions to common development challenges, aiming to create new synergies towards the 2030 Agenda.