Around 50% of the 171 cooperation initiatives in which Uruguay participated between 2020 and 2021 were implemented under the Bilateral SSC modality. The other half of this South-American country’s cooperation combined Regional SSC programs (36% of all initiatives) and Triangular Cooperation actions and projects (the remaining 14%). Uruguay’s cooperation was particularly active with Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. 

In terms of its role, Uruguay mainly acted as recipient in the three modalities recognized in the Ibero-American space, strengthening other countries’ capacities in different sectors such as Strengthening institutions and public policies, Agriculture and livestock, Energy and Health, among others. As recipient, Uruguay also strengthened its experience and knowledge in topics such as Health, Strengthening institutions and public policies, Education, Environment and Others. 

As a result of the efforts made in the framework of these exchanges, Uruguayan cooperation contributed to advance the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the alignment with SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions), SDG 4 (Quality education) and SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth). 

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