The South-South Network for Public Service Innovation (SSN4PSI) was launched at the 2017 Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya, Turkey, jointly by Government of Bangladesh and UNOSSC Regional Office for Asia & Pacific, Bangkok through Access to Information (a2i) Programme of ICT Division, supported by Cabinet Division and UNDP.
It is a platform to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences and expertise among relevant stakeholders. The network supports effective southern collaboration through knowledge-sharing, peer-to-peer learning, capacity-building, technical cooperation, and technology transfer rooted in the principle of “Matchmaking”. Matchmaking ensures leapfrogging by reducing the need to reinvent the wheel every time a solution is needed.
It facilitates useful replication of successful solutions catering to the unique local need and context of the knowledge importer countries and organizations. It also catalyzes partnerships among countries and development partners. The aim is to assist Southern countries to achieve the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and to achieve citizens’ demands consistent with their development goals.