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KDI-TAF 2015 The Future of South-South Cooperation in Asia: Partner Country Perspectives

  • Date 28 May 2015(Thu)
  • Venue Hotel Sofitel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Hosts KDI, TAF

ㅁ Title  : The Future of South-South Cooperation in Asia: Partner Country Perspectives
ㅁ Date : 27-28 May, 2015
ㅁ Venue: Hotel Sofitel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
ㅁ Hosts : Korea Development Institute, The Asia Foundation


The first dialogue 2015 AADC held on 27-28, May, 2015 in Phnom Penh Cambodia features the perspective of partner countries. Organized jointly by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and The Asia Foundation (TAF), the “Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation” (AADC) dialogue series brings together development experts and government officials from the Asia region and beyond to share perspectives and to facilitate mutual learning between and among “emerging” and “traditional” development actors.


■ Session 1: Welcoming Ceremony

■ Session 2: Improving SSC: Partner Country Experiences, South East Asia

This and the next session will discuss how SSC has or has not contributed to national development priorities in Asia. Country perspectives will provide examples of successful and less successful experiences, discuss domestic transparency and accountability issues, management of diverse resource flows, and present future needs and priorities for SSC.

 - Cambodian Experience with SSC / H.E. Chou Heng
 - Philippine Involvement in South-South Cooperation: Possibilities and Challenges / Dr. Wilfrido V. Villacorta
 - Myanmar’s South South Cooperation Experience / Mr. Oo Tun Hlaing

■ Session 3: Improving SSC: Partner Country Experiences, South Asia

 - Improving SSC: Bangladesh Experience / Dr. Mohammed Abu Eusuf
 - South-South Cooperation: New Source of Development Finance / Dr. Swarnim Wagle
 - Incentives and Challenges for SSC: Reflections from Sri Lanka's Experience / Dr. Pradeep Peiris

■ Session 4: Triangular Cooperation

This session will present and discuss opportunities and strategies for TRC in Asia. Triangular partners will provide examples of successful partnerships and present their priorities for further TRC in Asia.

 - Japan’s Experiences on South-South and Triangular Cooperation / Dr. Naohiro Kitano
 - US-Indonesia Partnership for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) / Yahya Luping
 - Embracing New Partners for Development / Paul Keogh

■ Session 5: Measuring the Effectiveness and Impact of SSC

This session will discuss how provider and partner countries assess SSC. It will include a presentation of findings from a recent study of Thailand’s cooperation in CLMV countries.

 - Findings from M and E Research on SSC in CLMV / Dr Siriporn Wajjwalku
 - Evaluating Chinese SSC Current Approach and Future Directions / Zhou Taidong
 - UNDP’s perspective on M&E for SSC/Triangular Cooperation / Nan Li Collins

■ Session 6: Strengthening SSC for national development: Provider Perspectives

In this sessions SSC providers will present new modalities and themes for SSC, discussing how their years of experience as providers has evolved and refined their strategies for delivery. Topics may include Knowledge sharing on Governance, E-networks for capacity development, infrastructure financing.

 - Knowledge Cooperation in Korean ODA / Dr. Kim Taejong
 - China’s Trilateral Development Cooperation – The Case of Timor-Leste / Denghua Zhang
 - India’s South South Cooperation with Afghanistan / Dr Gulshan Sachdeva

■ Field Visit : Cambodia-Thai Skills Development Centre (CTSD)

Location: Tumnup Kpo Srov (St.), Samroung Krom Village, 12403 Phnom Penh

The Cambodia-Thai Skills Development Center is located at Sre Racheah Village, Samrong Krom Ward, Dangkor Precint, Phnom Penh City, about 20 kilometers from the center of the city. The Center is built on an area of 54 711 square meters. The Cambodia-Thai Skills Development Center (Poun Phnom) is the result of co-operation between the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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