Last week, over 50 development practitioners and country government representatives from all over the world got together at the World Bank in Washington DC and connected by videoconference via GDLN
to form the Task Team (TT) on South-South Cooperation (SSC). Committing to the implementation of the Accra Agenda for Action
(AAA), the Task Team, chaired by Colombia, aims to be an inclusive platform for partners in South-South Cooperation who desire to explore how to interpret the Paris Declaration Principles
and the Accra Agenda for Action commitments.
Within this framework, the TT will: (i) Promote the exchange, undertake a mapping and analysis of SSC practices and their interaction with the aid effectiveness (AE) agenda, based upon examples of delivered SSC such as workshops, studies and evaluations, and other sources of information, and (ii) foster the identification of and agreement on possible good practices of SSC within the context of the Paris Declaration and the AAA. You can find more on the work of the TT-SSC under the tab 'SSC Task Team'.
As a result of the first TT-SSC meeting several working groups have emerged, reflecting losely the discussion groups on this platform. These will look at (i) The role of SSC in AE, (ii) criteria for and development of case stories, (iii) regional and cross-regional perspectives on South-South Cooperation & learning and SSC opportunities, (iv) development of a knowledge fair component leading up to and being an integral part of the High Level Meeting (HLM) on SSC and CD in Bogota in March 2010.
This platform will serve as the main interface for the TT-SSC. It will also be an open forum on SSC and CD at large. Everybody is invited to contribute and join efforts en route for policy action to foster effective SSC.