This How-to-guide aims at helping ILO officials in the field and at HQ to design South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) projects and/or to include SSTC elements in other development cooperation projects. Horizontal arrangements can generate development solutions through policies and processes that better fit partners’ needs. Promoting sustainable and decent work for all is central to the ILO’s mandate and South-South and triangular cooperation has a key role to play in this regard. The purpose of this guide is to support the inclusion of this modality among other strategies applied by ILO officials to contribute to the ILO’s strategic objectives and policy outcomes in a manner that benefits from the unique tripartite structure of the organisation.
This revised guide (original edition, ILO, 2014) is inspired by new SSTC initiatives at the ILO as well as other international frameworks on SSTC, most notably the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA +40, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20-22 March 2019).