South-South Cooperation


2013 Human Development Report

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The Reportmore


Big Data for Development in China

The purpose of this paper is to draw the attention of development practitioners to the potential of Big Data for Development, i.e. identification of sources of Big Data relevant to policy and planning of development programmes, in China.   The paper reviews the existing literature on Big Datamore


China’s Aid Flows and Mechanisms

In recent years, there has been much discussion about Chinese aid. However, understanding how much, where, what and why is challenging for a range of reasons, including lack of definitive, disaggregated data and the different forms of development financing China uses. This has led to somemore


Conference Report: Middle Income Countries' Development Cooperation Experience Exchange

A growing number of Middle Income Countries (MICs) are becoming international development assistance providers as they are increasing their contributions to and engagement in various types of development cooperation. As a result, the global development landscape is changing and there is a need tomore


Ethnic Minority Development in China and ASEAN countries

This paper was presented in the sixth China-ASEAN Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction, which was held on 26-27 September 2012 in Liuzhou, China. The forum was supported under the UNDP-IPRCC project. Southeast Asia and China together constitute nearly half of the total globalmore


Report of High-Level Policy Forum on Global Governance

Entitled “Reconfiguring Global Governance – Effectiveness, Inclusiveness, and China’s Global Role”,  this report captures the essence of the first High Level Policy for Forum on Global Governance which saw UNDP convene over 100 academics and policy practitioners from five different continentsmore


Scoping Papers for the Second High-level Policy Forum on Global Governance

Developed specifically for the Second High-level Policy Forum on Governance on 22 October 2014, this collection of scoping papers provides a sound starting point for discussion on three core aspects of global economic governance:   1)      The currentmore


UN Day for South South Cooperation

This booklet was first issued for the 25th anniversary since the Buenos Aires Plan of Action on TCDC was endorsed by the General Assembly. It is now reissued in updated form for the first observation of the International Day for South-South Cooperation, as not only, a marker of progress but anmore


UNDP China Trilateral and South-South Cooperation: Highlights from 2011

This newsletter presents some highlights of South-South work carried out in 2011. This was the first full year after UNDP and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Strengthened Partnership on South-South cooperation. more


UNDP-China Partnership for South-South and Global Issues 2013 Highlights

In 2010, UNDP and China signed a new agreement to strengthen their partnership – the first such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between China and a multilateral partner. Under the MoU, UNDP and China have set up innovative, demand-driven programmes to bolster China’s regional and globalmore

Our Work - South-South Cooperation

In 2010, UNDP and China signed a new agreement to strengthen their partnership – the first such agreement between China and a multilateral or bilateral partner. Since then, UNDP and China have set up innovative programmes, which promote South-South Cooperation between China and other developing countries and China’s regional and global engagement.

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