South-South Cooperation


Advancing South-South Cooperation: India’s Development Partnerships with Pacific Island Countries

August 20, 2021


Amidst shifting geopolitical dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, India and Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have widened their political interactions, economic engagement, and development partnerships in multiple areas. This paper explores the history and current dimensions of this engagement. The first part provides a geographical, societal, and e… Read more


The Asia Foundation Expert Featured in Development Cooperation Handbook

December 15, 2020

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Asia’s rise is having a profound impact on the policies and practices of development and South-South cooperation (SSC). Anthea Mulakala’s chapter on “The Asian Century”: The Transformational Potential of Asian-Led Development Cooperation, is featured in The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda. This chapter des… Read more


Asia Foundation and Korea Development Institute Host Annual Author Workshop for Publication on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Seoul, November 1, 2018

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The Asia Foundation hosted the 8th annual author workshop of the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) dialogue series. Organized jointly with the Korea Development Institute, the AADC brings together development experts and government officials to address how Asian countries’ engagement in development and South-South cooperation is ch… Read more


The Asia Foundation Supports and Participates in Advancing South-South Learning in Asia Conference

Seoul, July 13, 2018

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On July 4th, The Asia Foundation collaborated with the Asian Development Bank and Korea Development Institute to organize an international conference “Advancing South-South Learning in Asia.”  The purpose of the conference was to discuss Asia’s vital role in improving links across the global south in trade, finance, and technology. The co… Read more

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Making Gender a Priority in Asian-Led Development Cooperation

October 4, 2017

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Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls and empowering them to be active participants in society are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. While Goal 5 of the SDGs is a stand-alone goal focusing on women and girls, 11 of the 17 SDGs recognize achieving gender equality as a crucial part… Read more


Contemporary Asian Perspectives on South-South Cooperation

July 1, 2017


Edited by Anthea Mulakala The collection of perspectives in this volume, drawn from the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) series hosted jointly by the Korea Development Institute and The Asia Foundation, reveals the continuous evolution of SSC. Representing Asian academia, government, and civil society, the authors provide fresh, c… Read more

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Asia’s Private Sector Driving Region’s Social and Economic Development

October 5, 2016

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The Asia Pacific is forecast to be the world’s fastest growing economic region over the next decade—a remarkable rise that has largely been attributed to the rapid growth of its private sector. Companies such as AirAsia, Tata Group, Samsung, LG Electronics, and Alibaba have been altering traditional ways of doing business, bringing new technologies… Read more


Expert Dialogue on South-South Cooperation at UN in Geneva

July 13, 2016

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On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Right to Development and to mark the launch of the new book, India’s Approach to Development Cooperation, co-editors Anthea Mulakala, The Asia Foundation’s director for International Development Cooperation, and Sachin Chaturvedi, director general at the Research and Information System for Develop… Read more