South-South and triangular cooperation

ILO gives full support to a growing form of partnership

  1. The United Nations defines South-South Cooperation (SSC) as “a process whereby two or more developing countries pursue their individual and/or shared national capacity development objectives through exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how, and through regional and inter-regional collective actions, including partnerships involving governments, regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector, for their individual and/or mutual benefit within and across regions. South-South cooperation is not a substitute for, but rather a complement to, North-South cooperation”.

    Triangular cooperation refers to South–South cooperation supported by a Northern partner. South–South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) is today a significant modality of development cooperation, based on financial and non-financial exchanges between peers.

    South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization 

    ILO SSTC materials and publications can be found in a dedicated interactive space, the “South-South Meeting Point”.

    The ILO Governing Body has discussed the topic on several occasions:

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