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 SSTC projects have covered 75 countries and additional global activities.
In this compendium, the main good practices from all regions and headquarters have been synthesized following specific criteria, such as adaptability, sustainability, funding potential, linkage to South-South and triangular cooperation modalities among others. The SSTC work performed narrated in the report was mainly funded by the Regular Budget’s support to development cooperation (RBTC), which is targeted at ILO constituents capacity development.
ILO partners have promoted peer-learning activities, training and capacity development, virtual personnel exchange, joint research, fellowships and virtual study-tours between countries of the South. They included strong and innovative virtual components such as online platforms for exchange, virtual meetings and training. Moreover, they were adapted to address the impacts of COVID-19 on workers and employers, particularly the most vulnerable or those who were hit the hardest, as well as post-COVID recovery strategies .