High-level Forum of Directors General for Development Cooperation

High-level Forum of Directors General for Development Cooperation

The High-level Forum of Directors General for Development Cooperation (DG Forum) brings together leaders from cooperation agencies of national governments providing an opportunity for them to exchange views on South-South and triangular cooperation approaches and methodologies. The DG Forum also serves as a matchmaking platform for matching supply with demand and further strengthening partnerships. The Forum is a platform for South-South cooperation that offers an opportunity to make proposals for further mainstreaming South-South and triangular cooperation and is open to all interested actors involved in South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation.


The DG Forum was launched in 2008 as a workshop for practitioners of South-South and triangular cooperation, co-organized by UNOSSC and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In 2018, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) joined as a co-organizer of the DG Forum.