South-South Cooperation Trust Fund

The objective of the South-South Cooperation Trust Fund is to support African countries in mobilizing and taking advantage of development solutions and technical expertise available in the South. The Fund will also seek to promote South-South partnerships and knowledge sharing among MICs and between MICs and LDCs in Africa. The ultimate goal is to introduce and implement solutions in all the areas of focus that can actually have a high development impact.

Support provider 
Multi-donor facility
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

AfDB's Partnerships and Cooperation Unit is responsible for managing the fund. The unit will issue a call for proposals for annual programming. An inter-departmental technical review committee, chaired by the head of the unit, will assess the technical and financial viability of all proposals. An oversight committee, consisting of representatives of contributing donors, will ensure the strategic orientation and overall policy governing the use of the fund through its annual meetings.

Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy, Rural Development, Health, Jobs, Poverty
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Contact information
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