Knowledge Products

Presented here are publications that are pertinent to South-South and Triangular Cooperation, developed by UNOSSC and South-South Galaxy partners.

Research
May 23, 2022

Case Studies on Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Areas of Nepal (UNEP)

Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation for Resilient Livelihoods in the Rupa Lake Watershed of Nepal This report presents the case study of the impact of two initiatives implemented over the recent…
Research
May 23, 2022

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development in the Mountain Areas of Asia (UNEP)

Exploring the Role of Gender Equality in Addressing Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Restoration and Food Security This joint publication between United Nations Environment Programme-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP) and…
NewsPublications
May 20, 2022

Webinar Report: The Role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Addressing the Triple Burden of Malnutrition in Children and its Potential Contribution to Achieving National SDG 2 Targets

According to the global nutrition report 2020 published by UNICEF, almost a quarter of all children under 5 years of age are stunted. At the same time, overweight and obesity…
Publications
May 17, 2022

South-South Cooperation in Advancing Sustainable Development & Achieving the Transformative Recovery of the LDCs (UN-OHRLLS, 2022)

International relations have become more multipolar over the past decades, as seen in the increasing political and economic prominence of countries such as India and China, divergences between large developed…
Publications
May 17, 2022

South-South Cooperation and the Gender Equality Factor in the Emerging Multilateralism

SESRIC, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), published a thematic paper on “South-South Cooperation and the Gender Equality Factor in the Emerging Multilateralism”. The paper…
PublicationsUNESCAP Featured Publications POM
May 16, 2022

Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Infrastructure development will play a critical role in meeting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. The pursuit of sustainable infrastructure in the region should be…
PublicationsUNESCAP Featured Publications POM
May 16, 2022

Changing Sails : Accelerating Regional Actions for Sustainable Oceans in Asia and the Pacific

The ocean and its resources are the lifelines of Asia and the Pacific. As a resource for the economy, livelihoods and identity for coastal communities, the condition of the ocean…
PublicationsUNESCAP Featured Publications POM
May 16, 2022

Structural transformation in graduating Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

The Pacific least developed countries (LDCs) are not industrialising. Most of the shift in economic output over the past 20 years has been toward services and away from agriculture. Almost…
PublicationsUNESCAP Featured Publications POM
May 16, 2022

Policy Brief: Model Subregional Agreement on Transport Facilitation

The Model Subregional Agreement on Transport Facilitation has been elaborated on the basis of findings of comparative studies between major subregional agreements on transport facilitation to which various ESCAP member…
PublicationsUNESCAP Featured Publications POM
May 16, 2022

Leveraging Regional Cooperation for Achieving the SDGs in South Asia

Greater regional development cooperation is critical for South Asia to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of SDG interventions. The subregion has been lagging in terms of its overall progress towards…
PublicationsUNCCT
May 10, 2022

Handbook: Global South Initiatives to Counter Terrorism and Prevent Violent Extremism

This handbook by the United Nations Office of Counter-terrorism (UNOCT) features different examples in which the Global South has played a central role in developing regional instruments and mechanisms in…
Cities Clusters - DRR Knowledge ProductsCities Project Knowledge ProductsPublications
May 6, 2022

Spotlighting: Cities and Other Sub-National COVID-19 Responses for SSTC (UNOSSC-UNDRR, 2022)

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to its global spread, the crisis has had negative impacts on individuals, communities, and societies, particularly on the most vulnerable people in the…
Publications
April 19, 2022

Lessons and Perspectives from Supporting South-South Cooperation in Mexico (UNDP Mexico, 2022)

Since 2013, UNDP Mexico, as a sustainable development partner and South South Cooperation (SSC) facilitator, has accompanied the institutional strengthening of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) through…
Publications
April 13, 2022

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2022

Developing countries still have to regain lost ground from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has put more countries at risk of debt distress, constrained their fiscal space and hampered economic…
Publications
April 11, 2022

South Asia’s Digital Opportunity: Accelerating Growth, Transforming Lives:

This report by the World Bank looks at the opportunities and challenges related to digitalizing the economies, societies and governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri…
Publications
April 11, 2022

Introduction to the Project for Strengthening the ASEAN Regional Capacity on Disaster Health Management (ARCH Project)

Background: Southeast Asia is the second biggest region in the world in terms of the total number of natural disasters since 1900. Therefore, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…
Publications
April 8, 2022

South-South Cooperation for Upscaling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Adaptation (UNEP-GEF, 2022)

This Good Practice Brief analyzes a Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) project by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The project is recognized as…
Publications
April 8, 2022

La Cooperación Chilena 2021 (AGCID)

Cooperation is one of the main pillars of Chile's Foreign Policy. In 2021 the Chilean Agency for International Development Cooperation (AGCID) has led a number of international cooperation activities, aiming…
Publications
April 8, 2022

Triangular Cooperation in German Development Cooperation (BMZ, 2022)

Global challenges require joint efforts, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development therefore calls for more international partnerships and, with SDG17, has specifically created a separate goal for such partnerships.…
Publications
April 7, 2022

Brazil and FAO – The Path to Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO, 2022)

Brazil has a long history of public policies to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, promote research and innovation in agriculture and strengthen the institutional framework for rural and urban development. The…
Publications
March 28, 2022

Foreign Direct Investment in LDCs: Investment Trends and Policies Since LDC IV & the Way Forward

The discussion in this report brings together, in a concise form, the extensive analysis of investment and investment policy trends in LDCs contained in annual editions of UNCTAD’s flagship World…
Publications
March 28, 2022

China’s Structural Transformation: What can Developing Countries Learn?

Over the past four decades, China has achieved remarkable economic growth, lifting millions out of poverty and meeting major international development goals, contributing significantly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…
Publications
March 25, 2022

Global and Regional Good Practices in SSTC: Promoting SSTC Peer-learning, Resilience and Solidarity in the World of Work in Times of COVID-19 (ILO, 2022)

The International Labour Organization (ILO), through its partnership’s department has launched 23 South-South and Triangular Cooperation projects across the five regions and the ITC-Turin office for the 2020-2021 biennium. The…
Good Practices Thematic Series & Special EditionsPublications
March 21, 2022

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goal on Good Health and Well-being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is not only a fundamental right and a crucial development goal, but it is also front and center of…
Good Practices Thematic Series & Special EditionsPublications
March 16, 2022

Good Practices in South-South & Triangular Cooperation in LDCs

This publication on “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in LDCs: From the Istanbul Programme of Action to Achieving Sustainable and Resilient Development” showcases 80 important examples of effective…
Publications
February 14, 2022

FAO South-South and Triangular Cooperation Guidelines for Action (FAO, 2022)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has embraced South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) as a key delivery modality to catalyse agricultural development, food security, rural development,…
Publications
February 7, 2022

Policy Briefs: Childhood Obesity and Malnutrition: the Way Forward

Malnutrition, in all its forms, has already been understood and addressed as a public health issue, but the emerging reality indicates that the combination of malnutrition and obesity, known as…
Publications
January 26, 2022

China-ILO Cooperation Factsheet (ILO, November 2021)

The People’s Republic of China is a founding member State of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The country has ratified 26 Conventions, which include four Fundamental Conventions, two prioritized Governance…
Publications
January 26, 2022

Evaluating SSC in six Latin American and Caribbean Countries: Shared Challenges for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda (ECLAC, November 2021)

In an increasingly uncertain world, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a point of reference and a road map, and South-South and triangular cooperation have become ever more important…
Publications
January 26, 2022

Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic and “Building Back Better” (ADB, 2022)

This report explores how regional cooperation and integration (RCI) can be enhanced in Asia and the Pacific to help the region build back resiliently and sustainably from the coronavirus disease…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 25, 2022

Innovation Journeys for Sustainable Development (UNCDF)

UNCDF’s work in financial health is centered on enhancing people’s financial security, independence and thus well-being, which in turn contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 24, 2022

Measuring Progress 2021: Financial Inclusion in selected SADC countries

This report by UNCDF is the fourth in the series to evaluate progress in the implementation of MAP informed national financial inclusion strategies and was developed with significant engagement and…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 24, 2022

Guidance Note for Immediate Responses to the COVID19 Recommended for Local Governments

This guidance note from UNCDF is about immediate responses to the COVID-19 recommended for local governments. It is advisory and generic and can be adapted to individual circumstances. It is…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 24, 2022

Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries 2020: Supporting a Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 threatens to undo progress achieved towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the past five years. Even before the current crisis, LDCs…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 20, 2022

Alliance for Local Food Supply Chains

The Covid-19 pandemic has shed light on the fragility and unsustainability of global and local food systems. The pandemic has worked as an accelerator of the sense of urgency to…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 20, 2022

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in the Pacific: Network Analysis and Mapping of Institutions Supporting Entrepreneurship

According to the Duke University Centre for International Development, entrepreneurship is one of the most effective drivers of economic growth and development, spurring innovation, creating jobs, driving investment, and lifting…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 20, 2022

Studies on Financial Resource Sustainability and Diversification for Local Government Financing Institutions in Africa

RIAFCO, an innovative network of LGFIs from across Africa, was created in 2014 with precisely this aim in mind. The network, which currently has seven members, seeks to foster peer-to-peer…
PublicationsUNCDF Featured Publications POM
January 20, 2022

Global Compendium of Practices on Local Economic and Financial Recovery

The UN Regional Economic Commissions—United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), United Nations…
IBRAF Featured Publications POMPublications
December 21, 2021

Technologies for Climate-Resilient Smallholder Agriculture Sharing practices from Brazil with Africa

Over 70 percent of the world’s poorest people – 1.4 billion women, children and men – live in rural areas and greatly depend on agriculture and related activities for their…
Publications
December 14, 2021

Ibero-American Triangular Cooperation Lessons: Ten Cases Systematization

Undeniably, Triangular Cooperation has gained an ever more relevant role in the international cooperation agenda in the last several years. Although it is not a new cooperation modality, the 2030…
Publications
December 14, 2021

Advancing South-South Cooperation: India’s Development Partnerships with Pacific Island Countries

Given India’s increasing and active engagement in the Pacific Islands region, the Asia Foundation collaborated with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) to undertake exploratory research to improve…
PublicationsUNOHRLLS Featured Publications POM
November 23, 2021

Assessment of Financing for Sustainable Development and the Achievement of the Samoa Pathway

The Assessment of Financing for Sustainable Development and the Achievement of the SAMOA Pathway report 2020 provides statistical data and an analytical overview of the external financial flows to Small…
NewsPublications
November 10, 2021

Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action through SSC & TrC

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms have heavy impacts on the infrastructure, livelihoods, and human health in cities. Cities around the world are…
NewsPublications
October 29, 2021

Disasters & Inequality in a Protracted Crisis: Towards Universal, Comprehensive, Resilient and Sustainable Social Protection Systems in Latin America & the Caribbean (ECLAC, October 2021)

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused an unprecedented impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. What started as a public health crisis has become the worst economic and social…
NewsPublications
October 29, 2021

Evaluation of the WFP South-South and Triangular Cooperation Policy (WFP, October 2021)

The WFP policy on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) issued in 2015, has been evaluated in the sixth year of implementation, in line with the WFP Evaluation Policy 2016-2021. The…
Publications
October 26, 2021

2020-2021 ILO South-South and Triangular Cooperation (ILO, 2021)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has long been a champion of South-South and triangular cooperation, engaging with partners to promote horizontal exchanges around the world. Between 2021 and 2021, through…
Publications
October 13, 2021

South-South Cooperation for Children in Practice (UNICEF, 2021)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works with and for the world’s most vulnerable children. This work depends on our partnerships. UNICEF is working with government partners in China to…
FAO Featured Publications POMPublications
September 16, 2021

FAO’S SSC&TrC to Achieve the SDGs: Fostering Partnerships among the Global South

South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) is rapidly gaining ground as a powerful delivery mechanism in the development cooperation landscape. It has been recognized as a key means of implementing the…
FAO Featured Publications POMPublications
September 16, 2021

Inspiration, Inclusion and Innovation: FAO–China South–South Cooperation Programme (2009–2019)

In 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and China established a close collaboration through the FAO–China South-South Cooperation Programme, supported by a trust fund of…
FAO Featured Publications POMPublications
September 16, 2021

Systematization of the Sustainable School Feeding Model & Proposition of Recommendations as Way Forwards to the Government of Belize (FAO, 2020)

Systematization of the Sustainable School Feeding Model and Proposition of Recommendations as Way Forwards to the Government of Belize “Mesoamerica Hunger-Free AMEXCID-FAO” in Belize “Mesoamerica Hunger-Free AMEXCID-FAO” is a South-South…
FAO Featured Publications POMPublications
September 16, 2021

South-South and Triangular Cooperation in FAO: Strengthening Partnerships to Achieve the SDGs (FAO)

South-South cooperation (SSC) is an integral part of international cooperation for development. Grounded on its unique principles and flexible approaches, SSC, as a complement to NorthSouth cooperation, provides developing countries…
Good Practices Thematic Series & Special EditionsPublications
September 14, 2021

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling up Made-in-Africa Solutions

The United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) produces a series of good practices publications that highlight Southern good practices presented by the Member States, United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations,…
Publications
September 10, 2021

South-South Cooperation as a Mode of Engagement: Innovative Programme Solutions (UNFPA, 2021)

As UNFPA considers South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) as one of its strategic accelerators for results under the Strategic Plan 2022-2025, it is pleased to present this second set of…
Publications
September 8, 2021

APRM Working Paper: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Face of COVID-19: A Quest for Resilience in Africa

Forced to adjust its relatively upbeat economic forecast issued earlier in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared that the world would enter a recession due to COVID-19. Despite lockdowns,…
Publications
September 8, 2021

Leveraging Triangular Partnerships to Respond to COVID-19 and Build Back Better from the Pandemic

This policy brief is a publication by the Global Partnership Initiative (GPI) on Effective Triangular Co-operation. The challenges posed by COVID-19 are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. In…
Publications
August 30, 2021

Sharing Best Practices: Addressing Reproductive Health, Population and Development Challenges (PPD, 2020)

'Sharing Best Practices: Addressing RH, Population and Development Challenges' contains eleven best practices documented from Partners in Population and Development (PPD) member countries, geared towards resolving issues related to reproductive…
Publications
August 16, 2021

South-South Digital Cooperation for Industrialization: A Regional Integration Agenda

The pace of digitization has picked up with the onset of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution and with the growing use of digital technologies in traditional manufacturing and…
Publications
August 16, 2021

Forging a Path Beyond Borders: The Global South

The “rise of the South”, as some have called it, has prompted much speculation about the “decoupling” of growth in developing countries from that of advanced economies. This phenomenon has…
Publications
August 16, 2021

Defining and Quantifying South-South Cooperation

Download PDF This paper by UNCTAD explores the long-standing and controversial issue of statistics on South-South cooperation (SSC). Statistical systems on SSC are extremely weak across the board. The problems…
Publications
August 9, 2021

ILO – Informality and the Potential for South-South Cooperation Between BRICS

The BRICS are a driving force in the global economy, and the global labour market, representing almost 44 per cent of the word’s labour force. Overall, the BRICS countries (that…
Publications
July 19, 2021

Informe de análisis de las dinámicas de la Cooperación Sur-Sur coordinada por APC Colombia en el año 2019

Publications
July 19, 2021

Análisis del comportamiento de la cooperación internacional no reembolsable recibida por Colombia en el año 2019

Publications
July 19, 2021

National Strategy for NSIC International Cooperation

In Colombia, International Development Cooperation is experiencing a moment of transition, new scenarios, challenges, and new development actors, where the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals…
Publications
July 19, 2021

Colombia South-South Cooperation Portfolio

Colombia South-South Cooperation Portfolio was developed by APC Colombia as a collection of highly recognized best practices developed by entities in the country. The portfolio includes practices aligned with current…
Good Practices Thematic Series & Special EditionsPublicationsUNOHRLLS Featured Publications POM
July 7, 2021

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development in SIDS

The United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) produces a series of good practices publications that highlight Southern good practices presented by the Member States, United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations,…
Publications
June 28, 2021

Directory of Institutions and Experts for Science, Technology and Innovation in Asia (UNOSSC, 2021)

Developed under UNOSSC's Facility/Programme for Capacity Development for Poverty Reduction through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Science and Technology (RoK-UNOSSC Facility) – Phase 2, the Directory of Institutions and Experts…
PublicationsSouth South in Action
June 21, 2021

South-South in Action: Capacity Building for Climate Actions in Southeast Asia

In the context of this urgent need for the global community to respond to the challenge of climate change, it is generally agreed that capacity-building is one of the fundamental…
Publications
May 21, 2021

IsDB / South Centre: Policy Paper on National Strategies for South-South and Triangular Cooperation

While many developing countries do not have explicit South-South and triangular cooperation strategies, the state of play shows that its elements can be found in various policies, institutional guidance and…
Publications
May 21, 2021

UNCTAD – Public Banks and COVID-19: Combatting the Pandemic with Public Finance

COVID-19 has dealt a devastating economic blow around the world. From individuals who can no longer afford to pay for food, to SMEs unable to cover their rent, to national governments…
IFAD Featured Publications POMPublications
May 19, 2021

IFAD – Riches of the Semiarid

This publication by the International Fund for Agricultural Development presents eleven stories of family farming development in semiarid regions, written by technicians and beneficiaries of IFAD-supported projects. It is hoped…
IFAD Featured Publications POMPublications
May 19, 2021

IFAD – Rural Leaders and IFAD Projects in Mercosur

Between 17 and 19 September 2019, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organized the first Meeting of Rural Leaders and Project Managers in the Expanded Mercosur, in Juazeiro, Brazil.…
Publications
May 19, 2021

Report on the 2021 Inter-regional Dialogue and Stocktaking for Advancing SSTC in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS

"South-South Cooperation, whether in times of the pandemic or not, is an effective tool to mobilise global solidarity, and drive progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” From 6-8 April…
Publications
May 14, 2021

China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era

China entered a new era after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012. President Xi Jinping has considered China’s responsibilities from a global perspective,…
Publications
April 27, 2021

Harnessing Rapid Technological Change for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Although technological change is ultimately essential for economic growth and sustainable development, it can initially widen inequalities. Recent technological advances could bring significant benefits that touch on all the Sustainable…
Cities Clusters - COVID-19 Knowledge ProductsCities Clusters - DRR Knowledge ProductsPublicationsUNESCAP Featured Publications POM
April 27, 2021

Beyond the pandemic: Building Back Better from Crises in Asia and the Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the worst crisis in Asia and the Pacific since World War II. Across the Asia-Pacific region, as across the world, countries have suffered sudden economic…
PublicationsUNOCT Featured Publications POM
April 20, 2021

UNCCT Annual Report 2019

The UNCCT is committed to the transparency of and the visibility in its work. This Annual Report provides a detailed account of the work of the Centre during the course…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
April 16, 2021

2021 Global Food Policy Report: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19

This is a crucial moment for the world’s food systems. Hunger has been on the rise since 2015, and 3 billion people cannot afford healthy diets. At the same time,…
CICETE Featured Publications POMDRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
March 25, 2021

Socioeconomic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Five Poverty Counties in China

COVID-19 has put societies all around the world under enormous pressures and jeopardized the core principle of the Sustainable Development Goals – leaving no one behind, both globally and in…
Publications
March 25, 2021

Agenda 2063 and SDGs Implementation in Africa

'Agenda 2063 and SDGs Implementation in Africa' is the first report from the African Peer Review Mechanism focussing on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda…
CICETE Featured Publications POMPublications
March 24, 2021

Technical Report on SDG Finance Taxonomy

The SDGs are a global pledge to end to poverty, reduce inequality and protect our planet for future generations, by the year 2030. This calls for unprecedented investments and cooperation…
ResearchSouth-South Ideas
March 24, 2021

South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation and Financial Technology in a Globally-inclusive Economic Architecture

By Dr. Nir Kshetri This paper examines how recent advances in computing and telecommunications technologies are promoting financial inclusion in the Global South by dramatically transforming the way the financial…
ResearchSouth-South Ideas
March 24, 2021

South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation Modalities and Instruments for Accelerating Regional Trade in Africa

By Dr. George Kararach The purpose of this paper is to highlight the major capacity constraints and challenges facing Africa as it seeks to expand its trade opportunities as well…
ResearchSouth-South Ideas
March 24, 2021

South-South Ideas: Trade Integration and South-South Cooperation: How Digitalization Matters in Africa

By Professor Myriam Ramzy & Professor Chahir Zaki Digitalization refers to the transition from an industrial age characterized by analogue technologies to a new era in which commerce, innovation, knowledge…
ResearchSouth-South Ideas
March 24, 2021

South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation Finance for Mobilization of the Private Sector to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

By Bineswaree Bolaky The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a development priority in the global South, where most of the scope for reducing poverty and inequality and…
Publications
March 23, 2021

Potential for Green Banks & National Climate Change Funds in Africa – Scoping Report (AfDB & CIF, March 2021)

The African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have joined forces to produce a study of the role of green banks and national climate change funds in mobilizing finance to support…
Publications
March 23, 2021

Strengthening Africa’s Capacity to Trade

This report from the World Trade Organization (WTO) explores how African countries can leverage the multilateral trading system to take greater advantage of international markets and promote economic transformation, and…
CICETE Featured Publications POMPublications
March 16, 2021

Improving Business Environment in China: Practices and Experiences

Business environment has been recognized as containing critical elements that affect the performance of firms and entrepreneurs and one of the pre-requisites for economic growth and poverty reduction in developing…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
March 11, 2021

Public Banks and COVID-19: Combating the Pandemic with Public Finance

Covid-19 has dealt a devastating economic blow around the world. From individuals who can no longer afford to pay for food, to SMEs unable to cover their rent, to national…
Publications
March 9, 2021

ASEAN Gender Outlook

The ASEAN Gender Outlook is the first regional flagship publication jointly produced by ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), the ASEAN Secretariat and UN Women. It is dedicated to track progress…
Publications
March 9, 2021

Gender Diversity and Inclusion for a Fair Business Environment: An ASEAN Narrative

Business integrity goes well beyond anti-corruption compliance, and touches upon diversity, inclusion and gender equality. Phenomena like discrimination, gender pay gap, exclusion from business opportunities, bullying, and sexual and other…
Publications
March 9, 2021

Southern-Led Development Finance: Solutions from the Global South

Southern-Led Development Finance examines some of the innovative new south-south financial arrangements and institutions that have emerged in recent years, as countries from the Global South seek to transform their economies…
Publications
February 17, 2021

The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

Global policy frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require collective action across national, regional, and global levels and different policy…
Publications
February 16, 2021

The South-South Matchmaker: SSN4PSI 2019-2020 Best Practices

The second volume of South-South Network for Public Service Innovation (SSN4PSI) Matchmaker report presents 24 cases that have been made available and adapted by the various members of the organization…
PublicationsUNCCTUNOCT Featured Publications POM
February 11, 2021

Visibility Report: Virtual Counter Terrorism Week (6-10 July 2020)

The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week organized by UNOCT, brought together the Member States, United Nations entities, civil society representatives, international and regional organizations, thought leaders, the private sector and other key…
Publications
February 8, 2021

South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation (UNIDO, 2021)

Countries of the Global South have contributed to more than half of the world’s growth in recent years and trade among these countries has reached an all-time high, accounting for…
Publications
February 8, 2021

Formative Evaluation of UNFPA Approach to South-South and Triangular Cooperation (UNFPA, 2020)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has a deep institutional commitment to South-South cooperation (SSC), as reflected in the UNFPA strategic plan 2018-2021 that frames SSC as a crosscutting mode…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

2020: A Year of Global Engagement & Advocacy for IsDB Group

Saudi Arabia’s 2020 Presidency of the G20 has given the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG) the opportunity to support, participate and contribute to critical world- shaping discussions, while presenting the…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

IsDB: Reverse Linkage – Development through South-South Cooperation

IsDB is transforming and repositioning itself to meet the needs of its stakeholders by becoming a Bank of Developers – a development institution that not only provides financing but also…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

IsDB: Making Markets Work for Development through Global Value Chains

The concept of making markets work through global value chains requires fresh thinking about globalization and industrialization in a world that is changing rapidly, given what we witness today in…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

IsDB: Low-carbon Transport for Development

In IsDB member countries, emissions from transport are projected to double between 2020 and 2050. Thus, urgent action is required to reverse this trend and to further increase the resilience…
DRR Knowledge ProductsIsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

IsDB Group Report on COVID-19 and Islamic Finance

The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown have adversely affected the global economic activities. Given the global impact of the crisis, H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

Stories of Hope and Smiles: How IsDB Group is Supporting Communities Across the Globe (IsDB, 2020)

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has recorded, since its establishment, major successes in every sector of development, starting with education then agriculture, energy and infrastructure. IsDB has actively contributed to…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

IsDB: Inclusive Growth – Making Value Chains Work for Smallholder Farmers

This book – Inclusive Growth: Making Value Chains Work for Smallholder Farmers – aims to provide insights into this question and practical solutions for increasing the engagement of smallholders in…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 2, 2021

IsDB: Developing National Ecosystems for South-South and Triangular Cooperation to Achieve Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), based on its experiences in both field and analytical work in SSTrC and through in-depth discussions and exploration, together with its member countries, has identified…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 1, 2021

The Road to the SDGs – A New Business Model for a Fast-changing World (IsDB, 2019)

The Islamic Development Bank is working to improve the lives and livelihoods of those it serves. The Bank promotes social and economic development in its Member Countries and communities worldwide,…
IsDB Featured Publications POMPublications
February 1, 2021

IsDB: Empowering Women and Girls – 50 Briefs of IsDB Programs and Operations

50 Briefs of IsDB Programs and Operations introduces a wide array of initiatives implemented by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Member Countries and in Outreach Communities in Non-Member Countries…
Publications
January 28, 2021

Whitepaper: China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era

The unprecedented level of interconnection and interdependence among countries binds them into a global community of shared future. Guided by this vision, China’s international development cooperation in the new era…
Publications
January 28, 2021

The State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021: The Potential to Scale

The State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021 provides a global assessment on the state of economic inclusion programs that reach the extreme poor and vulnerable. Drawing on experiences from over…
Publications
January 19, 2021

ILO Global Wage Report 2020-21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

This report, by the International Labour Organization, examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The report analyses…
Publications
January 19, 2021

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020

Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020 (SOCO 2020) aims to discuss policies and mechanisms that promote sustainable outcomes – economic, social…
PPD Featured Publications POMPublications
January 14, 2021

AGEING: Learning from the Global South

This book is the second volume of PPD Population Policy Series (first one is Population Trends and Policy Options in Selected Developing Countries, 2012). The Global Commission on Ageing in…
PPD Featured Publications POMPublications
January 14, 2021

South-South Cooperation in Catalyzing Achievement of ICPD and SDGs 2030 Agenda (PPD, 2019)

The world community will celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in April 2019 along with celebrating of 25 years of Partners in Population and…
PPD Featured Publications POMPublications
January 13, 2021

Sharing Innovative Experiences: Experiences in Addressing Population and Reproductive Health Challenges (2011)

Recognizing the potential usefulness of such successful experiences to other countries in similar situations, PPD, with the financial support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Packard Foundation,…
Publications
January 8, 2021

OECD Development Cooperation Report 2020

The devastating impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on developing countries have tested the limits, ingenuity and flexibility of development co-operation while also uncovering best practices. This 58th edition of the Development…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
January 8, 2021

UNDRR: Reducing Risk and Building Resilience of SMEs to Disasters

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including micro SMEs, are the bedrock of global, national, and local markets. Two in every three people works in an SME (OECD 2019).1 When disaster strikes, SMEs are…
Publications
January 8, 2021

UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2020

COVID-19 has served as a reminder that we live in a closely interdependent world that brings opportunities but also carries dangers. It has, just as importantly, shed light on a…
PublicationsUN Fund for SSC
December 31, 2020

United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation: Results Report 2018-2019

United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation (UNFSSC) is a voluntary trust fund established in 1996 by the Member States to support South-South cooperation partnerships for the benefit of developing countries…
Publications
December 14, 2020

How Islamic finance contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (OECD, 2020)

This report by OECD identifies the opportunities that Islamic finance presents for donors, as they look to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve the SDGs by 2030, Arab…
Publications
December 14, 2020

Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific (ADB, 2020)

This publication by Asian Development Bank (ADB) focuses on areas within four broad themes for spurring policy efforts toward creating more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future for Asia-Pacific economies by:…
Publications
December 10, 2020

IAEA Technical Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme in Asia and the Pacific collaborates with 41 Member States and territories and provides support to 38 countries and territories in the peaceful application…
Publications
December 10, 2020

Atoms for Peace and Development: How the IAEA supports the Sustainable Development Goals

The IAEA makes peaceful nuclear technology available to its Member States in many fields including energy, human health, food production, water management and environmental protection — all important areas recognized…
Publications
December 10, 2020

IAEA Technical Cooperation Report (2019)

The IAEA Technical Cooperation Report for 2019 provides an overview of the Agency’s Technical Cooperation (TC) activities, covering actions to strengthen the technical cooperation programme, programme resources and delivery, and…
Good Practices Thematic Series & Special EditionsPublications
November 18, 2020

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of Food Security

Recognizing the 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…
PublicationsWB Featured Publications POM
November 16, 2020

The Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-focused Planning Guide for Development Practitioners

This planning guide by World Bank is for anyone who wishes to design, implement, and measure a results-oriented knowledge exchange initiative. While it can be used by anyone, it is…
PublicationsWB Featured Publications POM
November 16, 2020

The Art of Designing and Implementing Study Tours

Designing and implementing Study Tours that get results can be a big undertaking. This Guide by World Bank, "The Art of Designing and Implementing Study Tours", aims to take out…
PublicationsWB Featured Publications POM
November 16, 2020

Becoming a Knowledge Sharing Organization

This handbook by World Bank offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge-sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
November 10, 2020

Compounded Challenges: How Developing Countries are Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific

As the world is struggling with the severe health, economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the developing countries are at greater risk from this global shock. With limited…
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November 3, 2020

Human Settlements: COVID-19 and Healthy City

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis demands that we Southern countries and cities work together and learn from each other's experiences. As emphasized by Ms Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director of the…
IsDB SCCPublications
October 27, 2020

Assessment Framework for National Ecosystem for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (IsDB, 2020)

As highlighted in the BAPA+40 Outcome Document, the increasing complexity and sophistication, as well as the substantial scale of SSTrC, call for more effective institutional arrangements. To contribute to the…
PublicationsWB Featured Publications POM
October 26, 2020

Trading Together — Reviving Middle East & North Africa Regional Integration in the Post-COVID Era (World Bank, 2020)

Trade and integration — within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and with the rest of the world — will be critical to lowering poverty, empowering the poor,…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
October 15, 2020

Reflections on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the World

Over the course of this pandemic period, the world is facing many challenges in addition to the health crisis. This way, social media arose as imperative tools to build up…
Norec Featured Publications POMPublications
October 15, 2020

What Do We Know About Exchange for Development? (Norec, 2019)

This report by Norec does a cross-section of most external reports commissioned by Norec over the last 20 years to evaluate and refine its work models and approaches. It focuses…
Norec Featured Publications POMPublications
October 15, 2020

Study of Government Institutions: Exchange of Staff (Norec, 2019)

This report by Norec discusses the benefits and challenges of international personnel exchange for Government and semi-Government institutions, in particular with respect to individual and institutional learning. It examins the…
Norec Featured Publications POMPublications
October 15, 2020

Reciprocity in International Volunteer Cooperation (Norec, 2016)

“Reciprocity” has become a common buzzword in international development cooperation. Its virtues are often touted with little critical reflection on the depth of the concept or how the principles of…
Cities Clusters - COVID-19 Knowledge ProductsCities Clusters - Tourism Knowledge ProductsDRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
September 25, 2020

UNCTAD: COVID-19 and Tourism Assessing the Economic Consequences

By June 2020, COVID-19 infected over 10 million people and caused the deaths of over 500,000 worldwide (WHO1 ). Globally, the spread shows no sign of abating. Although daily cases in…
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September 12, 2020

Reverse Linkage: Development through South-South Cooperation

The IsDB  publication " Reverse Linkage Development through South-South Cooperation" explores our journey through the evolution of this enhanced technical cooperation mechanism and the kinds of tools and platforms that…
ILO Featured Publications POMPublications
September 11, 2020

South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Decent Work: a Peer-Learning Guide (ILO, 2020)

This peer-learning guide by ILO  aims to introduce SSTC as a tool for socio-economic development and to achieve the Agenda 2030. It explains in a practical way the definitions, fundamental…
ILO Featured Publications POMPublications
September 11, 2020

Rural Development and Decent Work: Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation (ILO, 2020)

The ILO and the International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) have developed a series of training programmes for rural and local development policy makers and practitioners based on SouthSouth and Triangular Cooperation…
Publications
September 10, 2020

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

Good practices to accelerate sustainable human development are increasingly available in the global South. They can be found in the policies, institutions and programmes that have enabled a number of…
PublicationsSouth South in ActionUN SSC Day Publications
September 9, 2020

South-South in Action: South-South Volunteering as a Driving Force for Development

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) has partnered up with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency…
PublicationsSouth South in ActionUN SSC Day Publications
September 8, 2020

South-South in Action: China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund)

The China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) is one of the important initiatives of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. In the 13 years since its establishment, the CADFund has been committed to…
PublicationsSouth South in ActionUN SSC Day Publications
September 8, 2020

South-South in Action: SESRIC – Transforming Potentials into Shared Prosperity

Background Since its founding in 1978, SESRIC has been a focal point for South-South technical cooperation and a facilitator for the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices among OIC…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 25, 2020

Addressing the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in South Asia through Universal Lifecycle Transfers

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a truly global shock: the necessary measures taken to control the spread of the virus have resulted in a major economic and human crisis. The…
PublicationsWFP Featured Publication POM
August 19, 2020

Leveraging Progress Against Hunger through South-South Cooperation & Triangular Cooperation 2019

Driven by rising country demand, WFP has stepped up its role in brokering South-South exchanges to expedite progress on SDG 2. As per WFP’s 2015 Policy on South-South and Triangular…
PublicationsWFP Featured Publication POM
August 19, 2020

WFP’s Work on South-South and triangular cooperation in 2018

The WFP CoE continuously supports 30 countries in developing capacity to achieve Zero Hunger. Depending on the national contexts and demands, some countries require even closer technical assistance and remote…
PublicationsWFP Featured Publication POM
August 19, 2020

Country Experiences in South-South and Triangular Cooperation Enabled by the United Nations Rome-based Agencies

South-South & Triangular Cooperation is critical to access and mobilize the expertise, technologies and financial resources that already exist in developing countries. In order to reach the remaining 821 million…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 10, 2020

Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in OIC Member Countries

According to the SESRIC COVID-19 Pandemic Database, more than 879 thousand confirmed cases and more than 22 thousand fatal cases have been reported in 56 OIC member countries as of…
PublicationsWFP Featured Publication POM
August 10, 2020

Country Experiences in South-South and Triangular Cooperation Enabled by the United Nations Rome-based Agencies

The successful Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (or BAPA+40), which took place in March this year in Buenos Aires, confirmed the great contribution that South-South and Triangular…
Cities Clusters - COVID-19 Knowledge ProductsCities Clusters - Tourism Knowledge ProductsDRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 10, 2020

Global Tourism Sector should Continue Fight Against Plastic Pollution during and after COVID-19 – New UN recommendations:

Restarting tourism responsibly requires that future operations be guided by a science-based approach in order to support governments, business, and local communities to understand the trade-offs of decision-making processes that…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 10, 2020

COVID-19 in Fragile Settings: Ensuring a Conflict-Sensitive Response

Violent conflict often exacerbates the spread of infectious diseases, as seen in the recent resurgence of polio in Syria, cholera outbreaks in the conflict zones in Yemen, and the persistence…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 10, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Conflict-affected and Fragile States

While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached the entire planet, failure to support the response to the virus in fragile and conflict affected states could have catastrophic and…
DRR Knowledge ProductsResearch
August 10, 2020

COVID-19 Unprecedented Risk to SDGs in Africa

With only 10 years to the realization of 2030 SDG targets and the World remaining off targets, 2020 marked the launch of “a decade of action” aimed at accelerating progress.…
DRR Knowledge ProductsResearch
August 10, 2020

An Assessment of Mainstreaming Climate Change Concerns into Institutions and Policies for Disaster Risk Reduction in ASEAN

Countries in Southeast Asia are highly vulnerable to climate change as is evident from the rise in disaster events. The member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 10, 2020

Central America Allied Against the Coronavirus COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes from the publication includes good practices and lessons learned from…
Research
August 10, 2020

Changing Sails: Accelerating Regional Actions for Sustainable Oceans in Asia and the Pacific

The ocean and its resources are the lifelines of Asia and the Pacific. As a resource for the economy, livelihoods and identity for coastal communities, the condition of the ocean…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 10, 2020

Africa’s Digital Solutions to Tackle COVID-19

African countries are using technology in many new ways to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This report highlights some of the best digital solutions and estimates the investments required to implement…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
August 5, 2020

South-South Cooperation at the time of COVID-19: Building Solidarity Among Developing Countries (UNCTAD, 2020)

This Trade and Development Report Update by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) discusses how developing countries can build solidarity to weather the interconnected economic and public health…
COVID-19DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
July 30, 2020

Prioritising the Poor: LDCs and Trade in COVID-19-Related Medical Supplies

By Brendan Vickers & Salamat Ali, Commonwealth Secretariat The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health, economic and humanitarian crisis for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs), including 14 Commonwealth…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
July 24, 2020

Unlocking the lockdown: The gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the SDGS in Asia and the Pacific

COVID-19 has affected men and women differently. Although more men have died from the pandemic, women’s mental health is taking a bigger toll, their workload at home has multiplied and…
Research
July 22, 2020

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published today, estimates that almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 – up by 10…
ICGEB Featured Publications POMResearch
July 20, 2020

Research Article: Mesenchymal Stem Cells Offer a Drug-tolerant and Immune-Privileged Niche to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs, while being highly potent in vitro, require prolonged treatment to control Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infections in vivo. This research article reports here that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)…
ICGEB Featured Publications POMResearch
July 20, 2020

Research Article: Viral Priming of Cell Intrinsic Innate Antiviral Signaling by the Unfolded Protein Response

The innate response to a pathogen is critical in determining the outcome of the infection. However, the interplay of different cellular responses that are activated following viral infection and their…
ResearchUNCCTUNOCT Featured Publications POM
July 7, 2020

Handbook: Children Affected by the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon: Ensuring a Child Rights-Based Approach

Acknowledging the challenges posed by the foreign fighter phenomenon and the urgent need to address the needs and protect the rights of children affected by it, some Member States have…
ResearchUNCCT
July 7, 2020

Handbook on Human Rights and Screening in Border Security and Management

The present handbook is an initiative of Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) Working Group on Protecting Human Rights while Countering Terrorism. The handbook, and a sister pocketbook, aim to assist…
PublicationsUNCCTUNOCT Featured Publications POM
July 7, 2020

Reference Guide: Developing National and Regional Action Plans to Prevent Violent Extremism

In July 2016, the General Assembly passed resolution 70/291, which invited Member States and regional organizations to consider the development of their own PVE Plans consistent with the United Nations…
Publications
July 6, 2020

UN-Habitat & UNCTAD Discussion Paper on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Urbanization

This paper, by UN-Habitat & UNCTAD, seeks to address the link between SEZs and urbanization and builds on an earlier exchange between experts on this subject in February 2020 at…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
June 25, 2020

Interim Guidance Note: Mitigating the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food & Nutrition of Schoolchildren

This joint guidance note from the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) intends to provide…
Publications
June 19, 2020

The Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa (2020-2030)

The African Union Commission has developed a comprehensive Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Smart Africa, AUDA-NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities, African Development…
COMSATS Featured Publications POMPublications
June 18, 2020

Summary of COMSATS’ Activities (2016 to 2018)

COMSATS Featured Publications POMPublications
June 18, 2020

COMSATS’ Network of International S&T Centres of Excellence

COMSATS, being an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) of 27 developing countries, is proactive advocate and proponent of South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Its most significant manifestation can be seen from high-level interaction…
COMSATS Featured Publications POMPublications
June 18, 2020

South-South and Triangular Cooperation: COMSATS’ Experience

COMSATS Featured Publications POMDRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
June 9, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis and Developing Countries: Digital Health Perspective

By Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, Dr. Azeema Fareed, & Ms. Huma Balouch, COMSATS Technology and Innovation are quintessentially relevant especially in dealing with the multiple threats posed by COVID-19. Most developing…
Publications
June 4, 2020

Transforming International Cooperation: Thoughts & Perspectives on Moving Beyond Aid

The world of international cooperation is in transition. Global power shifts and the rise of populism have made the world multipolar, but not necessarily more multilateral. The traditional North–South aid…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
June 4, 2020

UN Habitat: Response to COVID-19: Strategic Guidance on Solid Waste Management

As the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the lives of people across the globe, it is also affecting waste management. With lock-downs and physical distancing, there are challenges with the disruption…
Cities Clusters - COVID-19 Knowledge ProductsCities Clusters - Tourism Knowledge ProductsDRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
June 3, 2020

Policy Responses to COVID-19: Addressing the Impact of the Pandemic on Tourism

The collapse of tourism resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will have a profound impact on the Asia-Pacific small island developing States because of their high reliance on tourism rents. The…
DRR Knowledge ProductsResearch
May 20, 2020

COVID-19 and Human Development: Assessing the Crisis, Envisioning the Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing an unprecedented crisis, hitting hard on all the constitutive elements of human development: income, education and health. Not counting many other indirect effects, including increased…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
May 13, 2020

Strengthening Preparedness for COVID-19 in Cities and Urban Settings

This document is to support local authorities, leaders and policy-makers in cities and other urban settlements in identifying effective approaches and implementing recommended actions that enhance the prevention, preparedness and…
Publications
May 10, 2020

Women as Environmental Stewards: The Experience of the Small Grants Programme

In this publication, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, features women as environmental stewards in case studies about biodiversity conservation, climate change, land degradation, international waters and chemicals…
Publications
May 10, 2020

Community Approaches to Sustainable Land Management & Agroecology Practices

Sustainable Land Management is quickly becoming one of the largest portfolio of the SGP. Together with partners, the SGP supports community organizations to use approaches, techniques and methodologies in line…
PublicationsSGP Featured Publication POM
May 10, 2020

Blue Economy, Community Solutions

The blue economy is an approach put forward by the international community to take into account the health of the oceans and seas as we strive to balance the three…
Publications
May 10, 2020

Plastics and Circular Economy: Community Solutions

This publication captures SGP’s experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects…
PublicationsSGP Featured Publication POM
May 10, 2020

Gender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation

Gender, Climate Change, and Community Based Adaptation: A Guidebook For Designing And Implementing Gender-Sensitive Community-Based Adaptation Programmes And Projects: The Gender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation Guidebook presents a…
PublicationsSGP Featured Publication POM
May 10, 2020

Local Solutions: Adapting to Climate Change in SIDS

In 2009 the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) entered into a partnership Australian Aid to improve the climate resilience of local communities in 42 countries, including 37 SIDS. The goals…
PublicationsSGP Featured Publication POM
May 10, 2020

South-South Cooperation, Community Innovation Exchange Platform

This publication illustrates how SGP leverages South-South and triangular cooperation to tackle local challenges through peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges across different sustainable development issues and geographies. It features ten case studies…
DRR Knowledge ProductsPublications
April 28, 2020

The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19: ESCWA Policy Briefs

A decade marked for accelerated action and delivery towards sustainable development has been disrupted by a global health threat that has severely impacted the Arab region. The focus now is…
Publications
April 28, 2020

ELAC Special Report: Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 with a View to Reactivation

The aim of this second Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Special Report is to quantify the economic impact of the pandemic in the short and medium-term.…
Publications
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 in Africa: Protecting Lives and Economies

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), launched virtually a new report on the 17th of April titled, COVID-19: Protecting African Lives and Economieson. The report highlights the following: People: Anywhere between…
Publications
April 23, 2020

Flattening the curve on COVID-19: How Korea responded to a pandemic using ICT

During the three months since the first case of COVID-19 hit the country, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has introduced a number of innovative responses to contain the outbreak. A…
COVID-19Publications
April 1, 2020

Fighting COVID-19: 100 Q&As

While China has seen a significant decline of COVID-19 cases after making all-out efforts for more than two months, the world is currently facing a surge in new cases and…
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March 25, 2020

City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development

UNOSSC in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) recently launched a joint report “City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development” that focuses…
COVID-19Publications
March 20, 2020

Global MediXchange Handbook for COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, together with the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, jointly established the Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) programme, with the support of…
PublicationsUNEP Featured Publications POM
March 10, 2020

South-South Cooperation in Action: Stories of Success

Since 1978, when the delegations from 138 states adopted a Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (the Buenos Aires Plan of Action), South-South Cooperation…
Publications
February 4, 2020

Triangular Coperation in the Era of the 2030 Agenda

Triangular Co-operation in the Era of the 2030 Agenda is a publication by the Global Partnership Initiative (GPI) on Effective Triangular Co-operation. It was prepared by a team led by…
ILO Featured Publications POMPublications
January 31, 2020

How-to-Guide on South-South and Triangular Cooperation design for Decent Work (ILO, 2019)

This How-to-guide aims at helping ILO officials in the field and at HQ to design South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) projects and/or to include SSTC elements in other development cooperation…
ILO Featured Publications POMPublications
January 31, 2020

South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Decent Work Good Practices on the Road to BAPA +40 and beyond

Changes in the geopolitical and economic balance of power have brought out the importance of the Global South in the development process and enabled new actors to shape the development…
Publications
January 31, 2020

ILO SSTC Results: Analysis in the framework of P&B Outcomes 2018-2019 (ILO, 2019)

ILO adopted the Programme and Budget (P&B) Proposal for 2018-19 which stipulated the integration of SSTC results as a support to achieve ILO’s strategic framework (including 10 Outcomes). SSTC was…
Research
January 10, 2020

Fostering Sustainable Development through Chinese Overseas Economic and Trade Cooperation Zones along the Belt & Road

Since the late 1990s, China has been establishing economic zones overseas to share its industrialisation experience and facilitate economic and trade cooperation with other countries. Today these Chinese Overseas Economic…
Climate Action
December 26, 2019

Op-ed: Jorge Chediek – South-South Cooperation Offers Solutions to Urgent Climate Challenges

Publications
December 24, 2019

Social Stock Exchange for Social Enterprises and Social Incubators: An Exploratory Study for India

With the objective of experimentations for innovative solutions and technologies to improve delivery, method and products for social sector interventions, social incubators have come up in a big way in…
Research
December 24, 2019

Adjusting to Rising Costs in Chinese Light Manufacturing: What Opportunities for Developing Countries?” by ODI and INSE

Chinese light manufacturing has undergone a significant transformation in recent decades. As China progresses towards high-income status, real wage growth in the sector has accelerated by 11% per year (2014-2016).…
Research
December 24, 2019

Think Tank Initiative Program in Latin America

The 12 chapters of this book tell the stories of the 11 Latin American think tanks as well as the story of the network of TTI-funded think tanks, Iniciativa Latinoamericana de…
Research
December 24, 2019

Financial Flows from China and India: How Concessional are They?

This article attempts to estimate the concessionality of Southern financial flows using the OECD and World Bank methods in case of two major Southern providers, namely China and India. As…
Climate ActionPublications
December 9, 2019

Potential of South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Climate Technologies

The Technology Executive Committee (TEC) is the policy arm of the Technology Mechanism of the Convention and the Paris Agreement, mandated to, inter alia, promote and facilitate collaboration on the…
Climate ActionPublications
December 9, 2019

South-South and Triangular Cooperation on the Bioeconomy

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Publications
December 9, 2019

International Tax Cooperation: Perspectives from the Global South

A substantive reform of the global tax system involving a variety of multilateral platforms is underway.  The question is not whether the tax standards and practices will change, but in which…
Research
December 3, 2019

Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries

Publications
November 19, 2019

World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment

The World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment (SNG-WOFI) is the largest international database on subnational government structure and finance. It is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched in 2017 led…
Publications
November 18, 2019

Innovation Brief: South-South Network Public Innovation Service

PublicationsSSN4PSI Featured Publications POM
November 18, 2019

The South-South Matchmaker: South-South Network for Public Service Innovation, 2017-2018 Best Practices

The SSN4PSI is a collaborative platform where governments, private sector organizations, experts and academics exchange knowledge, experience and expertise on public sector innovation. The network utilizes South-South and triangular cooperation…
Publications
November 15, 2019

Technologies for Climate-Resilient Smallholder Agriculture: Sharing practices from Brazil with Africa

Brazil and Africa share similar environmental, climate and social conditions, and similar development challenges. This creates interesting opportunities for South-South collaboration through technology transfer in several areas, including agriculture, climate…
Research
September 25, 2019

Cooperation Beyond Convention – Independent Report on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (2019)

The report will reflect on the importance of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation – A Theoretical and Institutional Framework

This research study proposes Development Compact as a theoretical and operational construct for SSC. Development Compact is visualised as providing an analytical structure to SSC philosophy of development cooperation that…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: Sustainable Rubber Value Chain Development: Analyzing Myanmar’s Opportunities and Challenges for Green Transformation for South-South Cooperation

Myanmar’s rubber sector is at a critical juncture. Rubber production in the country is projected to increase in the coming years while international market demands suggest a continuing downward price…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation Coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development – the Case of Nigeria

Due to the lack of a systematic framework to account for and compare SSC experiences and interventions, this study attempts to address this key shortcoming by proposing a theoretical framework…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: South-Report on the Potential for Monitoring and Evaluation of Special Economic Zones in Bangladesh

This research report presents the results of a scoping visit realized in Bangladesh to assess the potential of its new Economic Zone (EZ) programme for inclusion as a pilot in…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: Renewable Energy in the Middle East and North Africa Region – Potential and Limits

Over the last several years, there has been a commitment to spur unprecedented deployment of renewables across Middle East and North African (MENA) countries. According to the last International Renewable…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: How Coherent Are Trade and Investment Policies of the Southern Finance Providers? A Case Study on Indo-Bangladesh Lines of Credit

This study  uses the Indo-Bangla lines of credit (LoC) as a test case to determine the extent to which the projects undertaken under LoCs are aligned with Bangladesh’s national policy.…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: Assessing Impact of South-South Cooperation – Variations in Perspectives

Two important questions on the norms of SSC have contributed to some intense debates over the last few years. The first question is concerned about the relevance or otherwise of…
ResearchSouth-South Global ThinkersSouth-South Ideas
March 18, 2019

South-South Ideas: The Role of CSOs in Improving the Quality of Education – The Cases of Ecuador and El Salvador

The objective of this study is to identify, systematize and compare good practices in education in Ecuador and El Salvador (2 case studies from each country). In both countries the…
South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

South-South Cooperation: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Realities

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

Policy Brief-Emerging Dynamics on RCEP

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

Sustainable Development Goals:Perspectives from Developing Countries

South-South Global ThinkersSSN4PSI Featured Publications POM
March 17, 2019

Good Practices in South-South & Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Vol. 2

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

SDG FINANCING IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: LIKE CLOUDS AND WIND WITHOUT RAIN

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Promoting Conducive Policy and Legal Environments in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

BAPA+40 in the African context: Is there a role for peace and security?

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

Exploring the State of Youth in the SDG Context- How is Bangladesh Doing?

South-South Global Thinkers
March 17, 2019

South Africa’s South-South cooperation 40 years after BAPA

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PublicationsSouth South in Action
January 30, 2019

South-South in Action: Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)

For the past several years the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) has been working with our partners to produce editions of South-South in Action (SSiA). These reports have…