IBSA International Conference on South-South Cooperation 'Innovations in Public Employment Programmes and Sustainable Inclusive Growth', 1- 3 March 2012, New Delhi


The IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) trilateral development initiative has been a major driver of South-South cooperation and exchanges. Even though it is not new, South-South cooperation has become more visible in recent years with the intensification of technical, cultural, economic and political exchanges between countries. The bridges between IBSA and the ILO were paved in the 4th Summit of Heads of States and Governments in April 2010 when IBSA leaders reiterated the need to promote a job-intensive recovery from the economic slowdown and create a framework for sustainable growth.

In this context, an International Workshop on South-South Cooperation on "Innovations in Public Employment Programmes and Sustainable Inclusive Growth" was held in New Delhi, India from 1-3 March 2012. The Workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India in collaboration with the Ministries of Rural Development and External Affairs, with the technical collaboration of the International Labour Organization. The main objective of the Workshop was to share knowledge between countries to ensure better cohesion for overall inclusive growth with equity.

Conclusions and Recommendations of the IBSA South-South Cooperation