Enabling effective triangular co-operation

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This study was written by a team of authors from the Foresight, Outreach and Policy Reform Unit (FOR) of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), namely Nadine Piefer-Söyler (lead author), Takashi Yukizawa, and Gwamaka Kifukwe (external consultant), with the support of Ana Fernandes (Head of Unit) and Juan Casado-Asensio. The authors wish to thank John Egan of the Review, Results and Evaluation Division (RREDI) of the OECD/DCD for peer reviewing this paper and providing valuable insights and feedback.

The paper would have not been possible without the generous support, comments and inputs of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A community of practice is shaping up, following the Lisbon international meetings on triangular co-operation since 2012 and the Second UN High-level Conference on South-South Co-operation (BAPA +40) in Buenos Aires in March 2019. This network is indispensable to learn more about the
modality of triangular co-operation. We are grateful and indebted to the 43 representatives from governments, co-operation agencies, civil society organisations, philanthropy, the private sector and research institutes who shared their experiences, views, and project information during the interviews for this study.

Furthermore, we would like to thank the participants in the fifth international meeting on triangular cooperation, which was held on 17-18 October 2019 in Lisbon, for sharing their insights, discussing a first
version of this paper and de-mystifying the issue of transaction costs.