UNICEF’s upcoming publication, South-South Cooperation in Action (SSCiA) for Children, will demonstrate the process of knowledge curation and how South-South Cooperation/Horizontal Cooperation (SSC/HC) can be a powerful tool that supports programme implementation to achieve results for children. Examples of programme good practices and solutions that prominently featured SSC/HC were also featured in UNICEF’s first publication on South-South Cooperation for Children (February 2018).

The upcoming publication, SSCiA for children, will showcase thematic case studies including on WASH, ECD, Migration and programme tools and innovations. This work is ongoing and evolving.

Here is our current shortlist of country examples to be included in the WASH case study:

  1. Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe's collaboration on sanitation
  2. Chad and DRC collaboration on safe drinking water
  3. Laos and Central African Republic’s collaboration on manual drilling for clean water
  4. Experience from the CoP on WASH in Schools network

At this time we are seeking examples from WASH that demonstrate the key role of SSC in achieving results for children. We are also looking for information on SSC methodologies that have been used in the WASH sector effectively. Thank you!


Many thanks Neha. Let me take this opportunity to introduce Neha to our Community. Neha is an expert on Knowledge Management and is our main writer/editor for UNICEF's second publication on SSC. It will be published jointly with UNOSSC under the series South-South in Action. The publication will focus on four thematic areas: ECD, WASH, migration and cross-cutting themes such as innovation, use of technology, etc. 


Thank you for the hard work!

I am moving to Nigeria in May, so if I find any examples will let you know.

Looking forward for the document!!!


All best, Juan


Thank you Juan. All the best for your move. 

Dear Neha,

Please see below for the link to an update-note on the Trilateral SSC programme between Brazil, Ethiopia and UNICEF that seek to strengthen the Water Supply and Sanitary Sewage Services in Ethiopia.


I believe this experiece serves as an interesting example for two reasons: 1) it involves partners at federal and sub-national level in both countires and 2) it operates at the highest level of policy and legal instances as well as at a very concrete level of technology transfer and adaptation.

As you may know this initiative was included as a promissing practice in the 2016 publication of UNOSSC entitled Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development (accessible at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-buqyoV0jpSWE9FM2tHSUhCUW8/view), thus I am not sure s to whether you see it relevant to include also in this publication.

Do you have an estimated date for when you are planning to launch the publication? I am asking since we are plannning to implement some activities throughout May, which seeks to finalize the pilote phase of the technology transfer. Hence, after this we may have some further inputs to provide in terms of progress and results. 

Good luck with your work and please let us know if you need any additional information on the above.



Dear Niklas, thank you for highlighting and sharing this important experience. We would like very much to include this example in some capacity in the new publication. Can you please keep us posted on the progress of the new activities in May. We are looking at an end of June launch potentially. I will reach out to you as our work progresses, in case we need further information. Many thanks again.