The COVID-19 crisis before us continues to put our values to a severe test, challenging our promise to “leave no one behind” and proving time and time again that solidarity and collaboration across borders and boundaries in the face of global challenges is the only way forward. South-South and triangular cooperation have proven to be fundamental to accelerating the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Today, solutions created in the South deliver results to some of the most pressing development challenges, such as poverty, climate change, food insecurity, water scarcity, and others. As such, the Qatar Fund for Development is proud to be a core investor in the UNDP Accelerator Labs Network. Being one of the biggest of its kind, this network operates in more than 90 countries to support scaling up home-grown innovative solutions for common development challenges. It also aims to promote learning and cooperation across countries forming part of the network. We have seen groundbreaking locally-led innovations through these network labs, demonstrating the importance of putting relevant grass-root innovation at the core of our collective response.
This publication on “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in LDCs: From the Istanbul Programme of Action to Achieving Sustainable and Resilient Development” is a prime reflection of effective South-South and triangular collaboration practices that have bred innovative development solutions. It emphasizes the importance of mobilizing all types of partnerships, and resources, to support least developed countries (LDCs), and small island developing states (SIDS) in overcoming shared challenges towards a greener, more inclusive, and more sustainable future.