April 11, 2022

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) is the primary multi-stakeholder platform for driving development effectiveness to “maximize the effectiveness of all forms of cooperation for development for the shared benefits of people, planet, prosperity and peace.” It seeks to further strengthen the effectiveness of development cooperation with and in Southern countries.

It does so by promoting four effectiveness principles – country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships and transparency and mutual accountability.

As part of the work of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) Action Area 2.3 which studies the effectiveness of South-South Co-operation, an event was convened to study the different structures that countries have in place and the coordination challenges faced.

The overall objective of this Action Area is to support country-led efforts to enhance the effectiveness of SSC. Like all forms of co-operation, it is vital that SSC is delivered effectively to maximize its development impact. This was also echoed in paragraph 11 of the Report of the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Co-operation (BAPA+40), which calls for enhanced development effectiveness of this modality of co-operation.

Click here to read the case study by GPEDC on “How do Countries Manage their South-South Cooperation Activities: The cases of Mexico, Colombia and Indonesia 

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