South-South cooperation continues to expand as some emerging economies are playing a more active role in the development of their own countries and that of the region around them. This strategy is increasing the exchange of knowledge, technology and resources among developing nations. PADF and the Organization of American States encourage member states to develop and expand cooperation in areas where they have unique expertise, technical assistance and training resources.
PADF’s role as a regional leader in the marshaling of South-South Cooperation funding continues to grow. Working with the Government of Colombia, PADF has worked to consolidate and strengthen cooperation with other nations in Central America and the Caribbean. Such programs remain important to the region, as they provides technical advisors and training to other countries, including technical training, natural disaster preparedness and mitigation, food security, nutrition, bilingual education and academic exchanges.