Data construction methodology
Since 2007, the 22 Ibero-American countries, under the leadership of SEGIB and with the support of PIFCSS, have been working by consensus to design the conceptual and methodological framework to register data on South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
Thus, year after year, new methodological agreements and statistical adjustments are added to the available technological instruments. This requires a continuous training process for cooperation institutions’ officials throughout the region.
One of the most important landmarks in this process was the creation, in 2015, of the Ibero-American Integrated Data System on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SIDICSS by its Spanish acronym), the first regional online data platform in which countries share data on their South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
The key to this information system’s success is based on four pillars: 1) political legitimacy -the involvement of cooperation authorities and SEGIB’s coordination-; 2) statistical reliability -annual review and feedback on registered data -; 3) a technological platform that is constantly updated; and 4) continuous methodological improvement by consensus and the adaptation to the changes of the context of cooperation.