Almost 60% of Nicaragua’s cooperation between 2020 and 2021 was carried out through Regional SSC programs (40 out of 67 initiatives). The remaining percentage was distributed between Bilateral SSC initiatives (33%) and Triangular Cooperation actions and/or projects (7%). Its main Ibero-American partners were Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.   

Nicaragua mainly acted as recipient in Bilateral SSC (in 21 out of 22 initiatives implemented under this modality). The country’s behavior in Triangular Cooperation was similar, as it participated as recipient in all cases. These exchanges enabled the strengthening of its capacities in sectors such as Health, Education and Disaster management, among others. Health was the only sector in which Nicaragua participated as provider, through 1 initiative.  

As a result of the efforts made in the framework of these exchanges, Nicaragua was able to contribute to the alignment of Ibero-American cooperation with the 2030 Agenda through SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 14 (Life below water) and SDG 13 (Climate action). 

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