South-South Cooperation in the News

What if global development was funded by developing countries' money?

What if global development was funded by developing countries moneyMaking the world a better place – noble in theory, but expensive in practice and ambitious to sustain.

Financing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs), for example, will require more than the combined GDP of Africa’s 30 biggest economies in additional funds every year. A big ask – so where should the money come from? Given that the funding needed is nearly 20 times last year’s official international aid flows, it’s safe to say that more aid from international donors cannot continue to be the primary focus.

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Why South-South Cooperation Is a Myth When It Comes to BRICS and Africa

Why South South Cooperation Is a Myth When It Comes to BRICS and AfricaBrazil, Russia, India and China have shown tremendous determination and co-operation on global issues in recent years. Their alliance epitomizes south-south cooperation in the contemporary era. This is the notion of solidarity among developing countries through the exchange of goods, resources, technology and knowledge to meet their development goals.

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South-South Cooperation, Peru supports Haiti

South South Cooperation Peru supports HaitiAs part of the promotion of South-South cooperation, the United Nations Organization for Food (FAO) provided support to the Peruvian International Cooperation Agency (APCI) in the implementation of a mission in Haiti, composed of technicians from the Peruvian National agricultural Research Institute (INIA) and FAO experts to gather information on the needs in the agricultural sector to enhance food security of the Haitian population.

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Moroccan Royal Vision: South-South Cooperation To Contribute To Africa – OpEd

Moroccan Royal Vision South South Cooperation To Contribute To Africa OpEdIn a speech delivered to the UN General Assembly by Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane on September 25 2014, King Mohammed VI called for a new approach to helping developing countries achieve secure, sustainable economic and political stability.

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China, India, Brazil and others could revolutionise multilateral aid

China India BrazilWe might dub them “cubists”, after the avant-garde art movement that revolutionised European painting and sculpture. Whatever the acronym, there is no denying that China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and South Africa are becoming game-changers on the international development landscape.

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About The Project

Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

Key Themes

In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.


Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.


Contact details
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