Only documented cases provide the opportunity for learning from development experiences and for adequate
engagement in cooperative arrangements for knowledge transfer and/or replication. Documented practices build a bridge between empirical solutions, research and policy.
Many innovative approaches relevant to social and economic development have already been documented
and put in
practice in developing countries but their application has encountered a number of challenges, for example:
1. Limited documentation suitable for knowledge transfer and identification of relevant actors (potential partners);
2. Limited exposure to objective criticism and peer review;
3. Limited endorsement from the range of stakeholders in the experience;
4. Limited perspective
(local vs. global);
5. Limited national and international visibility.
The GSSD Academy intends to address many of these limitations by establishing a cooperative endorsement process to raise the profile of case studies and support the replication process.
The GSSD Academy is most interested in solutions that
demonstrate some or all of the following
attributes of effective development cooperation:
1. Clear long-term development objective;
ownership by beneficiaries;
3. Strong country leadership;
4. Inclusive partnership;
5. Innovation while capitalizing on local capacities and assets;
6. Equitable distribution of benefits;