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NDB "BRICS BANK" JUST LAUNCHED

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.

STRATEGY FORUM ON SCALING UP SSC

Organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (SSC), the High-level Multi-stakeholders Strategy Forum will be held on 25-26 August 2015 in Macao, China, focusing on the theme “Scaling-up Global Support for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

Participants will discuss South-South policy, successful existing mechanisms, partnership building and innovative financing, toward building a new South-South global support architecture in the wake of the new agenda around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

More information here

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 ::

ECOSOC’s Development Cooperation Forum (DCF)

Country Strategies of Southern Cooperation Agencies: a Knowledge Exchange

During ECOSOC’s Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), on 5-6 July 2012 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, UNDP sponsored a side event on “Country Strategies of Southern Cooperation Agencies: a Knowledge Exchange”.

 

The aim was to highlight mechanisms for decision-making, as well as innovative partnership models and development approaches. See a quick summary prepared by Carola Kenngott.

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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