Korean Facility for Poverty Reduction through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Education, Science and Technology

In 2010, the Republic of Korea signed an agreement with UNOSSC to finance the Facility/Programme for Capacity Development for Poverty Reduction through South-South and Triangular Cooperation. The objective of this programme is to share the Republic of Korea’s development experience and know-how in education as well as science and technology as a way of assisting the economic advancement of less developed countries in line with MDGs.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

To date, the largest donor for SSC is Japan, which, under the Japan Human Resources Development Fund (JHRDF) (a cost-sharing arrangement between UNDP and the Government of Japan), has shown great interest in promoting SSC. A decision was taken by the Government of Japan to replace the JHRDF with the UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund (currently the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund) in 2003.