Monitoring and evaluation: The need for standardised principles

The justification for a Southern framework on M&E principles. South-South Cooperation is broadly defined as the exchange of resources, technology, skills and technical know-how among countries of the South to promote social, economic, cultural, political and scientific development.

Challenges in defining South-South Cooperation

The following article draws from previous and ongoing work conducted by the author that led to the recent book publication titled China and India’s Development Cooperation in Africa: The Rise of Southern Powers.

BAPA+40: Learning from the Global South

One word to describe the current state of multilateralism is ‘contested’. Within existing international institutions, like the United Nations, debates on global governance reform have been politicised to a point of gridlock.

Beyond the numbers: measuring South-South Cooperation

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Do concepts and definitions matter when the work is already under way? Delegates grappled with this question at a recent symposium in Buenos Aires, organised to reflect on South-South Cooperation (SSC) since 1978, when the first action plan for the framework was adopted in the same city.

Emerging powers’ peace-building in fragile states

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Are Southern providers more effective in facilitating peace processes, political settlements and building institutions in fragile states than traditional Western donors are? Is South-South peace-building different in approach, form and outcome than interventions by Western powers in conflict-affected areas?

New development finance measure should be TOSSD out the window

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Last year the world embarked on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals that should guide international development efforts until 2030. In tandem, the OECD club of donors have been developing a new statistic to measure their contribution towards these goals.