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, and other development partners.

To this end, UNOSSC collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa on this special edition Good Practices publication. “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling up Made-in-Africa Solutions” presents nearly 40 good practices across all SDGs. They illustrate the central tenets of effective South-South and triangular cooperation; address transnational development challenges; highlight solutions that have been piloted and scaled up, and have tangible development outcomes. These solutions tackle challenges in key SDG-related areas, such as governance, education, climate change, disaster risk reduction, clean water, renewable energy, agro-food, digital finance, environment and inclusiveness.

The aim of the publication is to promote and facilitate peer learning and collective efforts among African countries and their development partners in addressing development challenges and building resilience with home-grown solutions. The publication builds on the First African South-South Cooperation Report released in 2019, which was the first of its kind in demonstrating Africa’s achievements in South-South Cooperation. It shows how African countries have developed collaborative solutions through South-South and triangular cooperation for implementation of the SDGs.

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These solutions are anticipated to inspire governments, the private sector, entrepreneurs, civil society, non-governmental organizations and the general public to adapt, improve and share made-in-Africa and African-tailored good practices to move forward in their SDG achievement journey.