Report on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Ibero-America 2022

By May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023 Others, Publications

Supported by Cooperación Española, this report by the Ibero-American Secretariat General describers the strategies Ibero-American countries promoted to adapt to COVID-19 and how South-South and triangular cooperation became an instrument to respond to the challenges of the multidimensional crisis caused by the pandemic.

The Report focuses on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in which Ibero-American countries participated during the 2020-2021 period. These two years are associated with an absolutely exceptional moment we all had to face since, in March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic that resulted in a global crisis of unknown dimensions.

This situation, which began as a health emergency, rapidly became a multidimensional crisis that structurally overlapped with other vulnerabilities such as those derived from climate change and its effects on biodiversity or on food security, which affects millions of people globally. These topics cut across this edition of the Report on South‐South and Triangular Cooperation in Ibero‐America 2022.

An in-depth analysis of the 2020-2021 data provides the opportunity to compare the evolution of the different modalities with the previous two-year period, and to identify the impact of the pandemic on this cooperation. However, possibly the most important aspect of this report is that it also sheds light on the strategies Ibero-American countries adopted to cope with COVID-19 and, especially, on how they used and continue to use South-South and triangular cooperation as an instrument to respond to the challenges of this multidimensional crisis.