The Briefing discussed the key challenges and new opportunities to enhance South-South and Triangular cooperation. The Briefing : i) reviewed successes and the lessons learned from research and practice; ii) promoted the exchange of information on best practices and drivers of success; iii) fed into the debate various perspectives on policy options. It reviewed the key challenges and opportunities in South-South cooperation in agriculture and the lessons learned from research and practice. It looked at examples of successes in South-South and triangular partnerships across the ACP.
Trade between Africa and non-African developing countries grew from USD 283 billion in 2008, to USD 595 billion a year by 2012 and developing countries’ exports to Africa have increased in the last 15 years from 26 to 43 per cent, while their imports from Africa have grown from 33 to 50 per cent. This year’s African Economic Outlook considers Africa’s surge in relations with “emerging partners”, who now sit at the top tables of economic decision making alongside “traditional partners” from Europe and North America.