Boost for South-South and Triangular Cooperation
- Saturday, 13 February 2016
- By Indepth News/Ramesh Jaura
BRUSSELS (IDN) - Representatives of governments, civil society, and the private sector as well as global development partners have pledged to build new South-South and triangular partnerships to empower women and youth through jobs and entrepreneurship with a view to ensuring integrated rural development.
While South-South cooperation (SSC) is between and among developing countries, triangular cooperation (TrC) involves a traditional donor from the ranks of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC), an emerging donor in the South, and a beneficiary country in the South.
The decision on new partnerships was taken at a symposium on February 11-12 organized in Brussels by the 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
Source: Indepth News/Ramesh Jaura