South-south anti-corruption cooperation mechanisms

South-South cooperation (SSC) in the field of anti-corruption is an emerging trend, yet there is little information available on the nature and effectiveness of the various mechanisms in place. SSC has been initially integrated within the framework of regional and sub-regional economic communities. Similarly, in the field of anti-corruption, regional inter-governmental groupings have provided initial frameworks to promote South-South learning and collaboration opportunities. Regional anti-corruption conventions and instruments have opened promising avenues for SSC. Recent years have also seen the emergence of a number of regional networks of anti-corruption bodies and initiatives, established to promote multilateral SSC on corruption related issues. There are also examples of SSC occurring on a bilateral basis, outside of the regional mechanisms in place, when some countries or institutions that have developed a special expertise in areas relevant to anti-corruption.

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