IsDB launches flagship publication on developing national ecosystems to achieve SDGs

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has launched a flagship publication on the side lines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, to help developing countries to establish national ecosystems for South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

The publication titled: “Developing National Ecosystems for South-South and Triangular Cooperation to Achieve Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development,” was produced in partnership with the Geneva based South Centre, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and other international cooperation agencies in IsDB Member Countries.  

From its inception 44 years ago, IsDB has operated on the principle of solidarity and demonstrated leadership in promotion of South-South Cooperation. In 2010, IsDB established a triangular co-operation programme known as ‘Reverse Linkage’ which promotes peer-to-peer co-operation through the exchange of knowledge, resources and expertise among Member Countries.

H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank said: “I couldn’t think of a better time to launch this ground-breaking publication than this very moment when world leaders gather at the United Nations to brainstorm and take concrete actions on how to achieve the 2030 agenda. IsDB has always been on the frontline when it comes to South-South Cooperation.”

“I am confident that this pioneering publication would help developing countries to establish a framework that will strengthen their effort in transferring technology, know-how and resources. IsDB is ready to share its successes with all interested parties on how to use South-South Cooperation to provide solution to development challenges.”