New GIZ Publication: Triangular Cooperation
A guideline for working in practice
Edited by Julia Langendorf, Nadine Piefer, Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, Dr. Ulrich Müller, and Lena Lázaro Rüther
2012, 206pp., pb. 34,-€, ISBN 978-3-8329-7975-1
(Staatlichkeit und Governance in Transformation, vol. 4)
Triangular cooperation is a relatively new form of development cooperation gaining incresing international attention. As it combines the know-how of three partners, it shows good potential especially in the beneficiary country. Triangular cooperation links North-South and South-South cooperation, further compliments the toolkit of international cooperation and forges horizontality among partners. In practice, however, triangular cooperation is not an easy task and requires joint efforts of all actors involved.
The publication provides practical orientation, empirical evidence and theoretical reflections on the topic. This is guaranteed through the joint initiative of practitioners from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and political scientists from the Technical University of Darmstadt. Moreover, in 16 case studies, international experts from academia and practice present their experience and discuss essential aspects of triangular cooperation.
For more information on the book and GIZ's work on triangular cooperation visit GIZ's website.