Between 2020 and 2021, Colombia had 267 cooperation actions, projects and programs under execution. In 71% of the cases, initiatives were implemented through Bilateral SSC, 22% were executed through Regional SSC programs and the remaining 7% were carried out through Triangular Cooperation actions and/or projects.
In the framework of Bilateral SSC, Colombia acted as provider (69 initiatives), recipient and both (60 in each case), in almost equal shares. However, it mainly played the recipient role in Regional SSC and in Triangular Cooperation. Given its accumulated knowledge and experience, Colombia was able to strengthen partners’ capacities in sectors such as Strengthening institutions and public policies, Health, Agriculture and livestock, Other services and social policies, Peace, public and national security and defense and Tourism, among others. Meanwhile, as recipient, its capacities related to the Health, Agriculture and livestock, Strengthening institutions and public policies, Education, Enterprises, Environment and Other services and social policies sectors were also strengthened.
This Andean country’s main partners were Peru, Chile and Ecuador. As a result of these efforts, Colombia could contribute to advance the achievement of SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions).