South-South Cooperation


South-South Cooperation is about developing countries working together to find solutions to common social, economic and environmental challenges.

With several middle-income countries spearheading successful sustainable development policies—especially poverty and inequality reduction programmes—, UNDP works with governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to share expertise with other countries, within the region and across the globe.

UNDP also works with governments in the region to share best practices and transfer knowledge in areas such as agriculture, health, education, clean energy and environmentally sustainable practices.


Our main areas of support

  • Strengthen capacities to integrate a programming approach (including M&E) on SSC in the design and implementation of projects.
  • Assessing capacities of the recipients of South-South development cooperation for the effective implementation of transfer processes.
  • Strengthening SSC / Triangular Cooperation (TC) portfolios and support the design of strategies for mapping development cooperation demand and supply to facilitate SSC and Triangular cooperation among countries from LAC and with other regions.
  • Enhance regional and global visibility of best practices and/or SSC or Triangular cooperation portfolios through their dissemination in regional and global knowledge sharing platforms.
  • Facilitate identification, dissemination and exchange (brokerage) of best practices, methods and tools for SSC/TC in the region through different mechanisms including forums, knowledge fairs, contests, online events and information platforms.
  • Provision of technical and methodological support for the mapping, capture and documentation of successful country and regional experiences so as to promote visibility and foster SSC.
  • Provision of technical assistance in the design and implementation of adaptation and transfer processes, use and adaptation of best practices, working methods and approaches proven to develop capacity among countries in the region and with other regions.