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 developing countries to acquire a skilled labour force, create decent jobs, raise productivity and lift millions of their citizens out of grinding poverty. Beyond the countries acting individually, there is a notable surge in international collective actions known as South-South and triangular cooperation. The development community recognizes these approaches as viable pathways to progress in the developing world. In such initiatives, developing countries turn to one another and their Northern partners to address challenges through cooperative alliances and peer-to-peer learning, leading to the widespread application of policies, strategies or practical programmes that have worked to raise living standards in the South.
Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development, is a UNOSSC flagship publication series which highlights Southern good practices presented by Member States, United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and other development partners. It presents notable solutions at the national, subregional, regional and global levels that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Policymakers and development practitioners seeking to understand better how South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to the improvement of peoples’ lives will find ample answers in this series.