The Role of Chile in International Cooperation
The objective of international cooperation is to promote and achieve global public goods while placing an emphasis on the needs and vulnerabilities of development.
Chile engages in international cooperation primarily with countries of Latin America and the Caribbean focusing its efforts on transferring skills and knowledge in matters of public policy. Our development and cooperation strategy includes intensive dialogue in different regional areas such as public policy cooperation, coordination, and the synergy of programs and projects.
Chile´s international cooperation initiatives coincide with the South-South Cooperation model and are consistent with the policies currently being developed in Latin America and the Caribbean. These policies share the common goal of project ownership by recipient countries, exchanges of experiences between different actors, and respect for their role in the cooperative process as well as the implementation of programs and long-term projects.
As a middle income country Chile possesses a dual role in South-South cooperation. First, by supporting countries of equal or less development by transferring skills and knowledge to meet the needs and problems they present, and second, as a country that still requires support in specific national sectors which are less developed.
The role of Chilean cooperation also entails active participation in forums focusing on international cooperation, development, and aid effectiveness as well as supporting dialogue in platforms such as the OCDE, G20, SEGIB, ONU, etc. At the regional level, Chile supports the dialogue and coordination of programs and work plans for different countries, whether in CELAC, SICA and the Pacific Alliance, among others.
To address these challenges, trilateral cooperation has been promoted as an instrument by which Chile can support development cooperation and fulfill its role as a middle income country in the region.