9th Global Aid for Trade Review side event: South-South cooperation flows

26 June 2024
17:00 - 18:00 hrs. World Trade Organization, Room E
, Switzerland

South-South cooperation flows: insights from methodological developments and existing country quantification

In a time marked by rapid change and compounding challenges, the global landscape of international development cooperation is undergoing a transformative shift, especially as the world surpasses the halfway mark to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. South-South cooperation can play an essential role, alongside other development support, in enhancing development efforts and results through mutual sharing of good practices, pooling resources, and exchanging know-how between countries of the global South. 

Thanks to the joint efforts of the Global South, for the first time, there is now a global, voluntary Conceptual Framework to measure South-South Cooperation. In the session countries will share their experience in measuring South-South cooperation for strategic management of international cooperation flows to advance sustainable development in the global South. 

The session will share recent conceptual and methodological developments in quantifying South-South cooperation flows. Pioneering countries will show how better data can support more efficient policy measures and contribute to global efforts in reaching sustainable development for all.



  • Anu Peltola (Moderator)
    Director of Statistics, UN Trade and Development
  • Hend Abdalrahman Al-Muftah
    Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Qatar to the UN
  • Pedro Manuel Moreno
    Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Dima Al-Khatib
    Director , United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
  • Na Jiang
    Director General of the Department of Policy and Planning, China International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Lina Marcela Puentes Grueso
    Coordinator in South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Directorate of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

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