General guidelines for the design, coordination and management of trilateral technical cooperation initiatives

International cooperation for development is constantly evolving. Strengthened relationships between developing countries have fostered the development of South-South cooperation flows and, alongside an examination of the effectiveness of “Official Development Assistance” (ODA), this has bolstered an understanding of the importance of finding new approaches to tackle the challenges that development presents.

In this scenario, trilateral technical cooperation emerges as a very promising arrangement, since it delivers more opportunities for establishing partnerships and innovation in international development engagements. The Brazilian government believes that trilateral technical cooperation is a modality of international cooperation for development that is complementary to South-South cooperation and may take on different configurations and implementation arrangements involving players - public, private and civil society - from developing countries, developed countries and/or international organizations.