In a global context of economic, energy and environmental crisis, the countries of the Americas, most of them categorized as middle-income countries, face the challenge of playing a protagonist role in the new international cooperation scenario. The countries are seeking to do so with the aim of consolidating a new paradigm based on the primary pillars of solidarity and working together, yet without disregarding their own national realities.Promoting equitable and inclusive economic growth as well as sustainable development are still questions of utmost importance for middle-income countries, which are increasingly in a position of providing technical cooperation to other countries, as well as receiving. International cooperation, particularly South-South and triangular cooperation is quickly gaining ground and becoming an important aspect of the new global architecture.
The Argentine Republic has a long tradition of international cooperation, both as a country receiving the contribution of the skills existing in other countries as well as a cooperating country providing assistance in several areas. The commitment and the will to play a significant role together with other sister communities throughout the developing world is strong within Argentina and they are actively seeking partner organizations to help them fulfill these goals. One such example is the cooperation with the Pan-American HealthOrganization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
The following publication, published in 2009, discusses the successes as well as specific considerations in the collaboration between the goverment of Argentina and PAHO/WHO to maximize South-South cooperation opportunities, which may prove useful to other governments seeking to pursue similar endeavors with like-minded partners.
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“In the years since 9/11, America’s foreign assistance program has played an increasingly important role in our foreign and national security policies. Through our aid and development efforts, we have saved lives, lifted people out of poverty, accelerated economic growth in poor countries and helped stabilize fragile societies. …”
“As the importance of foreign assistance has grown, so has the number of mechanisms to dispense it. (…) All in all, today more than 24 different agencies play some role in our development and assistance efforts. Policymakers have for some time recognized that we need to bring better strategic guidance and coordination to this system.”
“In particular, we need a better way to monitor and evaluate these programs to make sure they are working well and fulfilling their policy goals. We need consistent guidelines for success across the different agencies that handle foreign assistance, and a better method for translating lessons learned into improved performance. …”
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“Ecuador cuenta con nuevas vías para brindar asistencia técnica en el marco de la Cooperación Sur Sur. Este es uno de los resultados alcanzados en la Reunión bilateral entre los gobiernos de Ecuador y Alemania, a través del cual los dos países podrán unir esfuerzos para compartir sus mejores prácticas de política pública, a nivel nacional y local, con países amigos. …”
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“El presidente francés, François Hollande, se comprometió hoy con el multimillonario estadounidense Bill Gates y el cantante irlandés Bono a mantener la Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo (AOD) de su país a pesar de la crisis económica.”
“Francia dedicará en 2012 el 0,46 % de su Producto Interior Bruto (PIB) a la AOD, es decir, un total de 9.350 millones de euros, lo que le convierte en el cuarto contribuyente mundial, según un comunicado de la Presidencia de la república.”
” ‘Se mantendrá’, indicó la jefatura del Estado tras la entrevista entre Hollande, Gates y Bono en el Palacio del Elíseo, sede de la presidencia francesa. …”
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Document by Sven Grimm and jointly published by the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University and Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid transparency.
Transparency of Chinese Aid: An analysis of the published information on Chinese external financial flows
“There are many myths and misconceptions about the level of information publically available on Chinese efforts and activities in the developing world. With the growing momentum around ‘aid transparency’ since the Third High Level Forum on aid effectiveness (HLF-3) in Accra in 2008, and the preparations for HLF-4 being held in Busan later this year, this paper on China’s aid information was commissioned to provide a firmer footing for the discussions going forward. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to map and assess the levels of aid information made available across Chinese agencies that engage in various forms of international cooperation. The paper explores opportunities to improve publicly available information on Chinese foreign assistance and how to ensure comparability with other donors….”
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