Ecuador participated in 149 initiatives between 2020 and 2021. Most of them were implemented through Bilateral SSC (56%), followed by Regional SSC programs (27%) and, finally, by Triangular Cooperation actions and/or projects (17%). Peru, Chile and Colombia were this Andean country’s main Ibero-American partners.
Ecuador’s leading role as recipient in the three modalities recognized in the Ibero-American space stands out. As a result, and based on its partners’ accumulated knowledge, this country was able to strengthen its experience in such sectors as Health, Environment, Strengthening institutions and public policies and Agriculture and livestock. Ecuador, in turn, could also support other countries in different topics, for example: Strengthening institutions and public policies, Environment, Peace, public and national security and defense and Trade.
Through these exchanges, Ecuador mainly contributed to the achievement of SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), thus contributing to the alignment of Ibero-American cooperation with the 2030 Agenda.