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1 South-South Cooperation Dr. Merriden Varrall Policy Advisor South-South Cooperation Team UNDP 1

2 Outline South-South CooperationSouth-South Cooperation New UNDP-China PartnershipNew UNDP-China Partnership 2

3 What is SSC? 3 “South-South”: Among developing countries “Cooperation”: “Cooperation”: Resources, technology, knowledge Collaboration among countries of the global South to meet their development goals

4 South-South Cooperation General situation Emerging importance of the developing economiesEmerging importance of the developing economies Economic growth is not enoughEconomic growth is not enough 4

5 South-South Cooperation The changing global aid architecture Increased voice from developing countries in international development agendaIncreased voice from developing countries in international development agenda Shift in Mindset: From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness (Busan Agenda, 2011 )Shift in Mindset: From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness (Busan Agenda, 2011 ) 5

6 South-South Cooperation A Role for the UN in South-South Cooperation South-South cooperation is one of three main parts of the UN-China cooperation defined in the UNDAF.South-South cooperation is one of three main parts of the UN-China cooperation defined in the UNDAF. The UN is actively working together on South- South cooperation with MOFCOM and several line ministries.The UN is actively working together on South- South cooperation with MOFCOM and several line ministries. 6

7 South-South Cooperation China can share with other developing countries success in Income GrowthIncome Growth Reducing Poverty and HungerReducing Poverty and Hunger Universal Primary EducationUniversal Primary Education Reducing Child MortalityReducing Child Mortality Rural agricultural developmentRural agricultural development InfrastructureInfrastructure 7

8 South-South Cooperation UN in China and South-South Cooperation Many UN agencies are working with parts of the Chinese government on implementing trilateral projects. For example,Many UN agencies are working with parts of the Chinese government on implementing trilateral projects. For example, ILO: Signed an MOU in 2012 about international capacity building activities for trade unions, on employment policies, industrial relations, etc.ILO: Signed an MOU in 2012 about international capacity building activities for trade unions, on employment policies, industrial relations, etc. UNESCO: Cooperated with Africa for climate change technologyUNESCO: Cooperated with Africa for climate change technology FAO: Conducted capacity development training courses in China under the China/FAO Trust Fund.FAO: Conducted capacity development training courses in China under the China/FAO Trust Fund. 8

9 South-South Cooperation UNDP / China MOU on Strengthened Partnership Signed in 2010 by former Premier Wen Jiabao and UNDP Administrator Helen ClarkSigned in 2010 by former Premier Wen Jiabao and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Goal: to further strengthen cooperation between the Government of China and UNDP for supporting other developing countries under the framework of SSCGoal: to further strengthen cooperation between the Government of China and UNDP for supporting other developing countries under the framework of SSC 9

10 New UNDP-China Partnership 1) Trilateral Cooperation To enable China and UNDP to learn more about each other’s ways of providing development cooperationTo enable China and UNDP to learn more about each other’s ways of providing development cooperationBy Combining with Chinese know- how to respond to sustainable development challengesCombining with Chinese know- how to respond to sustainable development challengesE.g. Cambodia pilot trilateral projectCambodia pilot trilateral project Technology exchange in Ghana and ZambiaTechnology exchange in Ghana and Zambia 10

11 New UNDP-China Partnership 2) Experience sharing on foreign aid systems To facilitate policies on China’s foreign aidTo facilitate policies on China’s foreign aidBy Working closely with the Chinese government partners to provide information from around the world about the approach to foreign aid by other countriesWorking closely with the Chinese government partners to provide information from around the world about the approach to foreign aid by other countriesE.g. Research papers on think tanks and NGOsResearch papers on think tanks and NGOs Secondment of MOFCOM staff to UNDP HQSecondment of MOFCOM staff to UNDP HQ 11

12 New UNDP-China Partnership 3) Global and regional issues To enhance China’s engagement in development dialogues and initiatives at regional and international level.To enhance China’s engagement in development dialogues and initiatives at regional and international level. To seek out creative thinking from the global SouthTo seek out creative thinking from the global SouthBy Creating initiatives to address environmental concernsCreating initiatives to address environmental concerns Sharing China’s good practicesSharing China’s good practicesE.g. Regional energy efficiency standards and labeling of electronic productsRegional energy efficiency standards and labeling of electronic products Post-2015 MDGs agendaPost-2015 MDGs agenda 12

13 New UNDP-China Partnership 4) Private Sector Engagement and South-South Cooperation To support Chinese companies in developing countries to implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principlesTo support Chinese companies in developing countries to implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles 13

14 New UNDP-China Partnership 5) Sharing Development Experiences and Lessons through South-South Dialogue To share China’s development experiencesTo share China’s development experiencesBy Enhancing national capacity for poverty reduction and develop institutional cooperation with the global SouthEnhancing national capacity for poverty reduction and develop institutional cooperation with the global South Organizing experience-sharing conference on poverty monitoring and evaluation, and “Special Economic Zones” for catalyzing growth in other Middle-Income Countries (MICs)Organizing experience-sharing conference on poverty monitoring and evaluation, and “Special Economic Zones” for catalyzing growth in other Middle-Income Countries (MICs)E.g. Supporting the International Poverty Reduction Centre in ChinaSupporting the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China 14

15 Thank you Dr. Merriden Varrall 15


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