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GPI Newsletter
October 2022

Welcome to the GPI newsletter! The last months have been intense for the triangular co-operation community. We are happy to share the main news, events and publications!

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South-South and Triangular Cooperation Evaluation Workshop
The Ibero-American Programme for the Strengthening of South-South Cooperation (PIFCSS) will hold the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Evaluation Workshop on 25 and 26 October 2022. Stay tuned on the PIFCSS website and social media for more information.
PIFCSS Website
Open Call for Proposals
Trilateral Cooperation Instrument Brazil, EU and Germany – Deadline: 31 October
Trilateral Cooperation Instrument Brazil, EU and Germany – Deadline: 31 October
Project proposals can address all thematic areas and be submitted to the German Embassies of the partner countries until 31 October. Details available in English, Spanish and French.
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Past events on Triangular Co-operation
6th International Meeting on Triangular Co-operation - Lisbon
6th International Meeting on Triangular Co-operation - Lisbon
The OECD and the Government of Portugal gathered on 6-7 October 2022 around 100 participants in Lisbon for the 6th International Meeting on TrC. This year, representatives from all continents discussed the value-added of this modality and the opportunities for establishing more and better triangular partnerships to achieve sustainable development goals. There was a call for more consistent data and for enlarging the number of actors and sectors embracing the modality. The OECD will soon share a summary of the discussions. The GPI core group also met in the margins of the Meeting, to discuss the GPI’s strategic vision and reflect on our future work.
GPI Marketplace
GPI Marketplace
During the Meeting in Lisbon, the GPI organised its third Marketplace, a meeting point for partners. Eleven GPI members and partners presented to all participants their triangular co-operation ideas or challenges, aiming at identifying additional partners, learning from the experiences of others and fostering new triangular co-operation opportunities. The GPI will support the follow-up and encourages participants to continue the conversation.
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On 27 September, GPI participated in the Momento ADELANTE “The potential of Triangular Cooperation for the European Union countries”, hosted by ADELANTE 2 and led together with SEGIB. The event provided a space for dialogue on the strategic potential of TrC for EU countries in the framework of their International Development Co-operation policies and strategies.
Read the report and watch the recording (English, Portuguese and Spanish)
2022 GSSD Expo and GPI side event
2022 GSSD Expo and GPI side event
Between 12 to 14 September happened the 11th Global South-South Development Expo, organised by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), with the Government of Thailand and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). On that occasion, the GPI jointly organised with Germany the side-event “Triangular Co-Operation: A Modality For The Asian Century”. Welcomed by TICA’s Deputy Director-General, the panellists include representatives from China, Indonesia, Japan, as well as from Germany and SEGIB. Experts shared their experiences, good practices on triangular co-operation, and their ‘best bets’ for the future – mechanisms, sectors and partners – while facing global challenges and crises. The side event report and recordings will soon be available on UNOSSC’s website.
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VI. Regional Conference on Triangular Cooperation
VI. Regional Conference on Triangular Cooperation
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) hosted on 7 and 8 September the “VI Regional Conference on Triangular Co-operation: (re)thinking partnerships”, organised by the GIZ Regional Fund for Triangular Cooperation with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean. The GPI and many of its members engaged in the discussions, with about 45 participants in Berlin and more than 150 joining online. The GIZ team will soon share a summary of the event.
Regional Fund website
2nd International Course on Management of SS&TrC
2nd International Course on Management of SS&TrC
Brazil (ABC), UNOSSC, and Japan (JICA) organised the 2nd International Course on Management of South-South and Triangular/Trilateral Cooperation - Phase II” between 29 August and 2 September, with representatives from 22 countries, including Brazil. Participants deepened their understanding of SS&TrC, exchanging good practices, different operation systems, and various management tools through group activities and lectures. During phases I (2012-2014) and II (2020-2022) of the programme, 163 people from 65 countries were trained, facilitating stronger partnerships and knowledge sharing to strengthen SS&TrC.
GPI Publications

Triangular Co-operation Contributing to the Implementation of BAPA+40 Outcome Document, Analytical framework – Spotlight series, GPI, August 2022 (English).

Implementing BAPA+40 through Triangular Co-operation | Case Story: Chile, Spotlight series, GPI, August 2022 (English).

Recent publications on Triangular Co-operation

International Development Co-operation after COVID-19: Prospects for Strengthened Triangular Partnerships between Latin America and the Caribbean and OECD members, Policy paper, SEGIB & OECD, October 2022 (Factsheet and Policy paper, both available in English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Triangular Co-operation with Africa, Paper, OECD, October 2022 (English).

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Co-operation for Sustainable Development – Volume 4, Report, UNOSSC, September 2022 (English).

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The Global Partnership Initiative on Effective Triangular Co-operation is a platform to advocate for and promote effective triangular cooperation in support of the 2030 Agenda. These objectives are advanced by members through the (1) Advocacy Work stream, which has elaborated a set of Voluntary Guidelines for Effective Triangular Co-operation and a contemporary understanding; (2) Analytical Work stream, which has collected and analysed more than 100 case studies from GPI members and produced reports on these and other findings; and, (3) Operational Work stream, which is creating spaces to share lessons learned on implementing effective triangular co-operation in a consistent and consolidated manner.

GPI Core Group Members:
African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), Canada, Chile, Ibero-American Program for the Strengthening of South-South Co-operation (PIFCSS), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Japan, Mexico, Norway, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


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