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United Nations Strategy Forum on Scaling Up Support to 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…

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Added by MultiPolar on July 28, 2015 at 10:06am — No Comments

New WFP Policy on South-South Cooperation!

What's new in WFP on South-South Cooperation?

Since May 2015, WFP has adopted a new Policy on South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

Supporting South-South and Triangular Cooperation is an opportunity for WFP to expand its engagement with developing countries, including middle income countries, on the objectives of the Zero Hunger Challenge,…

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Added by Carola Kenngott on July 15, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

How to Build a Striving Knowledge Sharing Institution – A “Fishbowl” with MAAIF Uganda

Entering a new stage of the ongoing support to country institutions, the World Bank (WB) hosted during the first week of May a unique event with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) of Uganda. Held in Washington DC, representatives…

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on May 26, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

La Red de Centros de Investigación del Sur (NeST) en Acción - Cómo Analizar el Impacto de la Cooperación Sur-Sur

El 2015 ha arrancado con novedades muy importantes para la academía del Sur, activa en la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular. Recogiendo las lecciones de fórmulas anteriores - en particular del Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Cooperación Sur-Sur (GT-CSS), el G20…

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Added by MultiPolar on March 2, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) in Action - How to Measure SSC Impact

The new year has started with great news for Southern academia working on South-South and triangular cooperation. Building up on previous attempts - notably of the now extinct Task Team on South-South Cooperation (TT-SSC), the G20 and the subsequent …

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Added by MultiPolar on March 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Attracting impact investment funds in development projects in low income or economic distressed communities in developing countries

Impact Investment Funds have tripled in the last 12 months in many countries. Some sectors, geographies and industries have drawn more attention and received more of such investments than others. But still impact investment funds have not reached the popularity they could get in the Global South.... Maybe professional fund managers with expertise in areas like clean energy, education technology, and advanced manufacturing as well as those looking for 'off the beaten path' gems could help…

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Added by Doningnon Soro on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How South-South Cooperation can become a driver for food security in Malawi

Interesting messages are evolving from the experiences of the “Purchase from Africans for Africa” Programme in

Malawi - a joint initiative between the World Food Programme, FAO and the Governments of Brazil and Malawi.

For further information, please see the following case study, which was presented as a background paper at the 2014 Global South-South Development Expo:…

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Added by Carola Kenngott on January 20, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Key Take-Aways on South-South Cooperation and Middle-Income Countries from the High-level Meeting on Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico

Building on an e-consultation leading up to the High-level Meeting on Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico (2014), a couple of interesting messages have emerged on South-South Cooperation and the engagement with middle-income countries.

The following short article summarizes the key points.…

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Added by Carola Kenngott on January 20, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Gestión de Conocimientos en las Agencias de Cooperación - Publicación de AUCI Uruguay

Últimamente salen muchos estudios y publicaciones sobre la CSS, reflejo sin duda del dinamismo que vive este ámbito. En este contexto, en diciembre de 2014, la Agencia Uruguaya de Cooperación Internacional (AUCI) presentó el libro “La cooperación internacional para el desarrollo del Sur: Una visión desde Uruguay”.

Se trata de un documento que recoge la postura uruguaya sobre el sistema de cooperación internacional, con reflexiones oficiales y de especialistas invitados sobre temáticas…

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Added by Christian Freres on January 9, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Getting ready for Knowledge Sharing – FOSIS Chile’s experiences in partnership management and joint implementation

For the past 25 years, the Social Investment and Solidarity Fund (FOSIS, for its Spanish acronym) has been a key instrument for the Chilean government to implement ground-breaking social policies and programs benefitting the most vulnerable population in the country. At the same time, FOSIS constitutes a reference institution for its Latin America and the Caribbean homologues, and increasingly for partners in other…

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on December 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Cooperación Sur-Sur: ¿Amor en tiempos del cólera?

El texto que sigue es un resumen de mi intervención en la presentación el 8 de diciembre de 2014 en el Instituto Mora (Ciudad de México) del libro De la diversidad a la consonancia: la cooperación sur-sur latinoamericana, coordinado por Citlali Ayala y…

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Added by Rafael Domínguez on December 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Brasil Contra el Hambre. Iniciativas Internacionales del Gobierno de Lula da Silva

Desde la ascensión de Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva a la Presidencia de Brasil en 2003, el impacto de las políticas públicas y los programas sociales implementados internamente transformaron al país en referencia internacional en materia de combate al hambre y en seguridad alimentaria y nutricional.

Las políticas de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional iniciadas en el gobierno Lula…

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Added by Juliana Martínez Nacarato on October 31, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

IV Conferencia de la ReLAC: Marzo 2015, Lima (Perú) – #EvalYear

Originally published in Al Borde del Caos (with a translate button ;-) 

Con el inspirado e inspirador tema El Futuro de la Evaluación en América Latina y el Caribe: Desarrollo, Equidad y Cultura  se desarrollará entre el 11 y 13 de Marzo del año próximo (el…

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Added by Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella on October 27, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Conference "South-South Development Cooperation Chances and Challenges for the International Aid Architecture"

Just had a very nice conference at the University of Heidelberg on "South-South Development Cooperation Chances and Challenges for the International Aid Architecture". For more information and papers see: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/ssdc

Added by Dana de la Fontaine on October 21, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

Intercambio Regional sobre Inclusión Financiera: Una Contribución para Superar Pobreza y Desigualdad

¿Sabía que en América Latina, el continente más desigual del mundo, 250 millones de personas no tienen acceso alguno a los bancos? ¿Qué en Chile por cada 10.000 adultos hay sólo 1.300 cuentas corrientes y menos aún cuentas con línea de crédito? ¿Sabía que sólo 2% de las personas que pertenecen a los estratos más vulnerables saben lo que es una tasa de interés? ¿Qué, sin embargo, 80% de este grupo está sobre endeudado porque compra todo en cuotas con tarjetas…

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Added by Petra Albütz on October 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Webinar con ACI Medellin – Cómo convertirse en un Nodo de Conocimiento Urbano

Las experiencias surgidas en el Sur encuentran una creciente demanda en un mundo multipolar, y las ciudades han sido especialmente innovadores en sus esfuerzos para asegurar el desarrollo sostenible y el crecimiento inclusivo. Medellín en Colombia destaca por una transformación urbana extraordinaria que inspira a otros gobiernos subnacionales en todo el mundo. Con un liderazgo político sólido, políticas…

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Webinar with ACI Medellin – Lessons and Next Steps of a City Knowledge Hub

Southern solutions are in high demand in an increasingly multipolar world, and cities have been particularly innovative when it comes to work towards sustainable development and inclusive growth. Medellin in Colombia is an outstanding example of urban transformation that inspires other subnational governments around the world. With sound political leadership, smart policies and a committed public sector,…

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on October 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sustaining the benefits of Brazilian Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Skills and Capacity Development

Continuous high rates of GDP growth in several Sub-Saharan African countries have prompted researchers and investors to call the sub-region the “new frontier.” However, these countries face serious gaps on tertiary and technical education resulting on the lack of a skilled and trained labor force. A new article analyzes Brazil contribution to human capacity development in Sub-Sahara Africa through bilateral cooperation and trainings carried out by Brazilian private…

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Added by Karin Costa Vazquez on September 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Hacia una Cultura Institucional del Intercambio de Conocimiento - Mensajes del HLM2 sobre Nodos de Conocimiento

Instituciones gubernamentales en todo el mundo están dedicando esfuerzos para poder involucrarse de forma más sistemática en el Intercambio de Conocimiento (IC) con sus pares nacionales e internacionales. A lo largo de los últimos años, el IC ha sido reconocido como un tercer pilar de la cooperación para el desarrollo, complementando la asistencia técnica y la ayuda financiera tradicionales. Entre otros,…

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on July 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Moving from Transactional to Institutional Knowledge Sharing – Insights from the Seoul HLM on Knowledge Hubs

Around the world, hundreds of country institutions are striving to engage in Knowledge Sharing (KS) in a systematic way, reaching out to partners at home and abroad. Over the past years, KS has been recognized as a third leg of development cooperation, along with technical assistance and financial aid, for example through by the G20, the …

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on July 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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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)

 

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