South-South Cooperation Coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development – The Case of Nigeria
Given its growing importance, SSC has generated diverse interest and debate within the larger development discourse.
The main concern centred on the lack of a systematic framework to account for and compare SSC experiences and interventions.
While there is resistance by Southern providers to adopting the traditional, North-centric approach to defining and accounting for development cooperation, there is emerging consensus on the need for a consistent, systematic approach to reporting on SSC.
At present, solutions to development problems learned in each SSC experience are mostly considered unique cases.
Overall, this situation hinders the scaling up of SSC and derails potential benefits from innovations that could increase impact for sustainable development.