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South-South Cooperation in Asia-Pacific: Emerging Trends and Potential


  • Clovis Freire

    () (Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP)

  • Kiatkanid Pongpanich

    () (Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP)


With the rise of emerging countries in the Asia and Pacific region as growth poles of the world economy, South-South cooperation (SSC) and triangular development cooperation (TDC) have become viable strategies for development. This Policy Brief reviews the emerging trends and patterns of SSC and TDC in the region, and outlines a policy agenda for strengthening and enhancing their effectiveness.

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  • Clovis Freire & Kiatkanid Pongpanich, 2011. "South-South Cooperation in Asia-Pacific: Emerging Trends and Potential," MPDD Policy Briefs PB9, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:pbmpdd:pb9

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