The facilitation of South-South learning at IPC-IG acknowledges the South as non-homogenous group. Our work is part of a global learning programme, where new tools for designing, monitoring and evaluating South-South cooperation programmes are created. Our work highlights the sharing of successful policy experiences among developing, emerging and transition countries. We facilitate exchanges and learning opportunities in the different areas of the Centre’s work, with particular focus on the design of social protection and cash transfer programmes.
The Study Tours organised by IPC-IG represent one of our most important contributions to promote South-South learning. Our Study Tours aim to provide training on poverty and inclusive growth issues to representatives of developing countries and UNDP Country Offices. Study Tours promote partnerships to fight poverty through advocacy and capacity building.
IPC-IG is not new to South-South sharing of best practices. It’s two-year-long and well established initiative, the Africa-Brazil Cooperation Programme on Social Development, is a case in point. We will build on the lessons learnt from this programme and endeavor to better future South-South work. We have already established working relationships with the Chinese, Indian, and South African governments. We also agreed with key institutions from these countries to collaborate on the exchange of good practices with Latin American social protection programmes.
• To identify and disseminate successful policy experiences, highlighting less known and innovative case studies;
• To facilitate the provision of technical assistance between nations;
• To promote capacity building via training workshops and distance learning sessions;
• To facilitate learning on best practices via Study Tours, Seminars and Web-based tools;
• To develop conceptual frameworks and management tools for comprehensive analysis and the effective design, monitoring and assessment of South-South cooperation programmes.