South-South Cooperation in Times of Global Economic Crisis
For South-South cooperation, the current moment of global economic downturn is one of anxiety. South-South cooperation was born with the Non-Aligned Movement. It went through a latent period, but re-emerged in the 1990s and early 2000s. The momentum gathered when a handful of middle-income countries such as Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa were set to improve their position as global players. They had developed some relatively successful social programmes, which they sought to share with other developing countries. Considering that conventional North-South cooperation had turned out to be of limited effectiveness, South-South cooperation gained further impetus. Read more.
Is the South Ready for South-South Cooperation?
There are high expectations that South-South cooperation will bring many benefits. But are governments in the South really prepared to cooperate? Do they have the capacity to do so? Doubtless they do in trade policies, for instance, but many gaps persist in the field of social development. Read more. Spanish version