Create Economy Report 2013
Special Edition


South-South Hydrocarbon Capacity Development Institute

The South-South Hydrocarbon Capacity Development Institute aims to support capacity development in newly emerging oil- and gas-producing countries


Taxation for Development Institute

The Institute aims to identify and disseminate best practices in taxation while integrating developing-country perspectives into international tax norms.

Resource Centre

Tools and Training for South-South Practioners

Many Southern countries are producing innovations that are providing important contributions to their development. How can these development solutions be shared and scaled up?

South-South cooperation is a reality and needs your action. We wish to empower you. For this reason, we are sharing with you publications, videos, how-to manuals and other didactic tools for South-South learning and operations support.

What Is South-South Cooperation?

The United Nations perspective: "Let's ensure that all voices be heard, " Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


The India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Fund is a remarkable example of cooperation among three developing countries and constitutes a pioneering initiative to implement South-South cooperation for the benefit of other Southern countries in partnership with the UN system.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message on the occasion of the sixth UN Day for South-South Cooperation, December 2009.

Compilation of Case Studies on Management of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

This compilation presents 11 case studies shared in the second Capacity Development Training on Management of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSC/TrC) held in November 2013. The first two cases play an introductory role to SSC/TrC while the rest intends to share each country's experiences in management of SSC/TrC in the following five different themes: human resources; institutional management and coordination mechanisms; legal and institutional framework; project management; and communications skills and tools. The compilation aims to provide peer-learning opportunities for all SSC/TrC practitioners.

South-South-Cooperation - Africca on the Centre Stage

Enhancing Management Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation - Study on Country-led Practices

The study looks into six country experiences in legal and institutional frameworks, institutional management and coordination mechanism, project management, human resources skills as well as communication skills and toos for South-South and triangular cooperation, and aims to increase the knowledge-base of management practices that have helped SSC/TrC to yield visible results, scale-up SSC/TrC projects and assist sustainable development of partner countries.

South-South-Cooperation - Africca on the Centre Stage

Mainstreaming South-South & Triangular Cooperation

The Participatory Training on Mainstreaming South-South and Triangular Cooperation is a part of a comprehensive approach towards capacity development in the field of South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Such approach is part of the broader support function implemented by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, in its capacity as the General Assembly-mandated global and United Nations-wide facilitator of South-South and Triangular cooperation.

South-South-Cooperation - Africca on the Centre Stage

South-South Cooperation: Africa on the Centre Stage

South-South-Cooperation - Africca on the Centre Stage

The book, South-South Cooperation:  Africa on the Centre Stage, is available on the market. It includes 13 papers written by researchers on South-South cooperation and discussed at a workshop organized by the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, in February 2008.

The GSSD Academy offers and develops tested tools, methodologies and partnership strategies that enable practitioners and Southern partners to:

  • Learn about South-South cooperation;
  • Download guidelines and working documents;
  • Access selected publications and references; and
  • Share links and references.

Creative Economy Report 2010

The special edition of the Report focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. It is co-published by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN Office for South South Co-operation. The Report is organized in two volumes: a policy report and a web-documentary that brings to life cases and trends, and opportunities and challenges of creative economy on the ground.

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