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South-South & Global Cooperation: Publications

  • Innovation and Practice of China Agricultural Assistance
    Oct 29, 2018

    This study aims to examine China’s agriculture assistance under the framework of South-South Cooperation by looking into specific cases. China-Mozambique Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre (ATDC) was selected as the case study. The study finds: i) ATDC succeed in introducing new agricultural technologies and crop varieties that fit local conditions; ii) ATDC established partnerships across multiple stakeholders; iii) ATDC contributed to poverty reduction, and food security in the country. Featuring both marketization and a platform that integrates investment and development assistance, the “Construction-Technical Cooperation-Commercial Operation” model is used as an innovative attempt to enhance long-term sustainability of China’s agricultural assistance projects. The case study also recommends that i) the center could play a more active role in establishing channels for exchange and cooperation with the international community to promote mutual learning and coordination; ii) the center could continue to explore ways to effectively combine developmental assistance with investment activities that support the upgrading of developing agricultural sectors.

  • Achievements and Experience of China's Agricultural Assistance
    Oct 29, 2018

    This study aims to examine China’s agriculture assistance under the framework of South-South Cooperation by looking into specific cases. China- Guinea-Bissau Agricultural Technical Cooperation Projects (ATCP) was selected as the case study. The study finds: i) China-Guinea-Bissau ATCP contributed to agricultural technology development and led to an improvement in technological capacity and mechanization in Guinea-Bissau of participated farmers; ii) the project identified and extended rice varieties suitable for the local environment through years of breeding refinements, which contributed to hunger reduction and food security in Guinea-Bissau; iii) the ATCP has achieved visible results in capacity building and raising the status of women. The case study also recommends that i) the ATCP and other Chinese agricultural cooperation projects should strengthen their exchanges, communications and cooperation with other partners, including national and international stakeholder; ii) strengthen the approach towards systematic planning with relevant stakeholders in order to stimulate longer term impact and synergies.

  • China- UNDP Global Cooperation 2017 Highlights
    Apr 25, 2018

    UNDP China 2017 Global Cooperation Highlights

  • Communicating Development Cooperation to Domestic Audiences
    Jan 28, 2018

    This study examines and compares development communication approaches of China, Brazil, India, the Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and the UK. It looks at how these countries, both South- South cooperation (SSC) providers and traditional development partners, communicate their international development cooperation to their domestic audiences, and examines the context and rationale for the various approaches

  • The Economic Development along the Belt and Road 2017
    Dec 11, 2017

    The Economic Development along the Belt and Road 2017 report addresses the need for a framework to analyse the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)’s complexity. It suggests that with a shared vision, the BRI can create a viable model for long-term, sustainable economic growth, as long as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are given a central role in the BRI’s quest for economic prosperity.

  • A New Means to Transformative Global Governance Towards Sustainable Development
    May 9, 2017

    This third Global Governance Report is dedicated to the potential contribution of the BRI to a sustainable development-centered global governance agenda. This is critical because while regional and global economic governance is progressing incrementally, it is doing so in a fragmented way.

  • 2017 Report on the Sustainable Development of Chinese Enterprises Overseas
    May 8, 2017

    In the face of a stagnating global economy, resurfacing “delocalization” and other global governance challenges, the Belt and Road Initiative stands out as a dynamic framework for development injected into an uncertain world and a propeller for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • China’s South-South Cooperation with Pacific Island Countries in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Series Report: Climate Change Adaptation
    Apr 10, 2017

    This report is part of a policy series that identifies challenges and opportunities in China’s South-South cooperation with Pacific island countries (PICs) in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on SDG 13 related to climate change adaptation.

  • China’s South-South Cooperation with Pacific Island Countries in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Series Report: Infrastructure
    Apr 10, 2017

    This report is part of a policy series that identifies challenges and opportunities in China’s South-South cooperation with Pacific island countries (PICs) in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on SDG 9 related to infrastructure development.

  • China’s South-South Cooperation with Pacific Island Countries in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Series Report: Renewable Energy
    Apr 10, 2017

    This report is part of a policy series that identifies challenges and opportunities in China’s South-South cooperation with Pacific island countries (PICs) in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on SDG 7 related to renewable energy

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