What is development cooperation? Four criteria to help define it

Written by Jonathan Glennie, Director of Policy and Research at Save the Children UK and José Antonio Alonso, Professor of Applied Economics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid on Development Progress blog.

“Development cooperation is crucial to development progress – that much we know. It is the world’s attempt to work together to achieve commonly held ambitions, and to support those parts of the world that need special assistance. But we use the phrase ‘development cooperation’ without much thought. It has become the jargon of choice, especially in an era when people like to look ‘beyond aid’ and the now old-fashioned donor/recipient language.

But what is development cooperation really? In a new paper for the UN’s Development Cooperation Forum, meeting this week in Korea, we try to answer that question.”

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