The Task Team on South-South Cooperation

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The Task Team on South-South Cooperation

Partners Governments International Organizations Parliamentarians Academia Practitioners and Civil Society.

The Task Team on South-South Cooperation

Background Low and middle-income countries are increasingly collaborating to find innovative solutions to address many of their development challenges, making use of the emerging platforms and new technologies. The TT-SSC is an international platform of more than 80 countries and institutions, created after the HLF-3 with the objective of informing global policy-making with evidence-based analysis.

The Task Team on South-South Cooperation



To unlock the potential of collaborative networks to build evidence on what works and what does not work in South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

32 case studies conducted in association with 28 academic institutions and universities from the developing world have resulted in an innovative pool of experiences that contribute to:

This is a broad process where governments, international organizations, parliamentarians, academia, practitioners and civil society organizations converge to come up with policy recommendations and systematize good practices for better policy and decision-making.

Strengthen the link between policy-making and practice. Develop academic networks and enhance research. Develop long-term institutional capacity in Southern countries and promote horizontal partnerships. Raising awareness on the potential of knowledge exchange in the South.

The Task Team on South-South Cooperation



A network of researchers from the development world willing to contribute to the global debate on development and SSC.

Capacity development should focus on institutionalising processes, structures, systems and practices.

31 in-depth case studies that analyze a wide range of partnerships for development.

Processes are as important as results in developing contexts where institutions are weak.

More than 150 case stories drafted by practitioners, governments, international organizations, civil society organizations and other partners showcasing real-life stories of collaboration for development across the globle. A lively web-based community of practice of more than 1300 members (and growing).

Horizontal partnerships based on equal relations, mutual respect and trust are conducive to partners jointly determining strategies and interventions. Multilevel stakeholder involvement and support is important. Political buy–in is crucial.