South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation Coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development – the Case of Nigeria

March 18, 2019

Due to the lack of a systematic framework to account for and compare SSC experiences and interventions, this study attempts to address this key shortcoming by proposing a theoretical framework useful for comparison and assessment of SSC initiatives.  A framework was developed that assess SSC initiatives using the following components: (1) challenges addressed; (2) actors involved, (3) relationship between actors, (4) modality of cooperation, (5) strategy of implementation, (6) time of implementation, (7) reporting, and (8) type of impact.  The framework was utilized to analyze cases of SSC projects and compare with similar North-South Cooperation (NSC) initiatives in Nigeria.