Development Cooperation with Actors from the Global South

Dear Colleagues,


I am writing to invite you to contribute to the ongoing e-discussion on knowledge sharing, South South and triangular cooperation and development cooperation in middle income countries. 


The outcomes of these e-discussions will go straight to the high-level ministerial meeting of the Global Partnership in 2014. Come join the lively and engaging debate at You can post the response directly or provide your response by email to


You can access the official invitation to this e-discussion at For an overview of all of the e-discussions that the Global Partnership will be hosting over the next six weeks, please see:


The discussion will continue until the 20th of September 2013. 


A. Knowledge sharing

1.    How can development cooperation better promote effective sharing of knowledge and experience? What are the current challenges?

2.    On the other hand, how can knowledge sharing lead to more effective development cooperation? How can the Global Partnership help in increasing its effectiveness? 

B. South South and Triangular Cooperation:

1.    Should more be done to scale up south-south cooperation? If so, what?

2.    Has there been any joined up strategy to facilitate synergy and complementarity of south-south cooperation and other development cooperation? If so, does the strategy differ from how they manage traditional donors, and how?

C. Development Cooperation in Middle Income Countries

1.    What are the greatest poverty challenges in middle income countries? How, if at all, do these differ from those challenges in low income countries?

2.    What challenges do you face or are aware when countries in low-income country status make transition to middle-income country status? How has the development cooperation supported or not adequately supported such transition?


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