The Government of Brazil and UNICEF: Partnerships for Trilateral South-South Cooperation

In 2013, UNICEF Brazil and the Brazilian Government, via the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) of the Ministry of External Relations (MRE), joined efforts to foster Trilateral South-South Cooperation (TSSC) with other developing countries. This partnership was created to tap into the wealth of development experience, knowledge, skills and resources available in Brazil. It is based on the premise that a more equitable world for children and women is achievable by overcoming capacity gaps through sharing of relevant experiences and tested policy-related innovations that address poverty and inequity.

The ABC-UNICEF Trilateral South-South Cooperation programme aims to include commitment to children at the heart of cooperation exchanges. ABC and UNICEF thus strive to respond to cooperation requests from countries by sharing and adapting successful strategies for the advancement and improvement of children’s lives. Since the inception of the ABC-UNICEF Trilateral South-South Cooperation programme, 21 countries have used TSSC to help strengthen national health, education and social protection programmes, among others. This report documents the TSSC activities implemented in 2014 and 2015 and draws out interim results and initial lessons learned.