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OUT NOW - 2015 REPORT ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN LAC

LAC countries have just launched the 2015 Report on South-South Cooperation in Ibero-America, published by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB). In this year's edition, the Report systematizes all SSC initiatives involving Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in LAC.

Importantly, it also provides insights into political perspectives of more than 20 LAC government on the role of Triangular Cooperation in the post-2015 development agenda.

This is already the eighth edition of the SSC Report in LAC, which has become an international benchmark on how to capture and analyze SSC data generated by governments in a coordinated effort.

Check out the English version of the 2015 Report on SSC in LAC

NDB "BRICS BANK" OPEN FOR BUSINESS

On Tuesday 21 July and after only three years of preparation, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opened the doors of the New Development Bank (NDB) based in Shanghai.

As an institution enriching development finance just after the #FFD3, the NDB will primarily focus on finance infrastructure in developing countries through different lending modalities, mobilizing up to 100 billion USD as of 2016.

Indian national Kundapur Vaman Kamath, former chairman of Infosys, has been appointed President of the NDB.

NeST chapter launched in South Africa

On 28 January 2015, academics, think-tanks, NGOs, philanthropies and government departments in South Africa launched the first national chapter of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST). Hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the group discussed the South Africa-specific approach to development partnerships, its paradigm, principles and challenges, including the upcoming South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA).

The NeST was established in 2014 and brings together researchers, academics and experts from the global South to “generate, systematise, consolidate and share knowledge on South-South Cooperation (SSC) approaches in international development”.

Check out NeST's upcoming dialogue on SSC impact.

RESULTS FROM THE HLM2 ON KNOWLEDGE HUBS

On 23-26 June 2014, more than 500 representatives from 76 countries gathered in Seoul (Korea) to share practice-based initiatives to scale up Knowledge Sharing (KS) during the Second High-Level Meeting on Knowledge Hubs. As a critical milestone in the global quest for stronger KS institutions, the event provided insights into organizational and operational innovations, leading to a number of next steps reflected in the Seoul Communiqué (pdf here).

:: Learn more about the results of the HLM2 :: No deje de consultar algunos de los resultados clave del HLM2 :: Check out the Seoul Communiqué and the final agenda :: Become a member of our sister community at knowledgehubs.org ::

GOOD PRACTICES ON SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION

This document, resulting from two years of research and analysis coordinated by the TT-SSC in association with 28 Southern academic institutions, has been launched as a key input at the Busan HLF-4 and will guide the implementation of the Building Block on South-South and triangular cooperation [pdf].

 

The Good Practices are available as a download [pdf] here.

 

Ver versión en español / Descargar PDF en español

G77 CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Conmemorating the 50th Anniversay of the G77's founding in 1964, the South Center has launched a special bulletin looking into history and presence of the grouping. It gives a timely and interesting overview on the outcomes of the recent G77 summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (14-16 June 2014).

Read the Special Bulletin here (pdf)

 
 
 

UPDATES

A study on "Enhancing Management Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation" [pdf here] commissioned by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and JICA.

South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism. First online portal dedicated to SSC for sustainable development.

Mapping Multilateral Support to South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards Collaborative Approaches. UNDP, 2011. Download PDF (English version) (Versión en Español)

 

IDB  Magazine - Regional Public Goods: An innovative approach to South-South Cooperation, 2014 version here in English and Spanish.

Using Knowledge Exchange for Capacity Development: What Works in Global Practice? KDI and The World Bank Institute

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