Capacity Development in Management of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Capacity Development in Management of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Delegates at the 2008 High-level Directors-General Forum on South-South Cooperation (SSC) recognized the need to enhance the management practices of development cooperation agencies and other entities in charge of South-South and triangular cooperation (TrC) in order to consolidate and scale up development results. Following the Forum, the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) confirmed its support to these organizations, particularly those of the least developed countries, and pledged to enhance their managerial skills in SSC/TrC. ABC formulated a partnership proposal with technical contributions from other countries, and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) joined this commitment. In November 2012, ABC, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and UNOSSC – supported by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund – launched the project “Capacity Development in Management of SSC/TrC”.

The project phase I was implemented from 2012 to 2016, aiming to develop the capacity of practitioners engaging in technical cooperation, including SSC/TrC, in middle-income countries and least developed countries, and to improve the quality of technical cooperation.

The project partners are currently planning for the phase II of the project.