Promoting Development: Chilean-German Triangular Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Project description

Title: Chilean-German Projects within the Scope of the Regional Fund for Triangular Cooperation with Partners in Latin America and the Caribbean
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Countries: Chile, other partner countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, other partner countries from other regions of the worl
Lead executing agency: Agencia de Cooperación Internacional (AGCI); Cooperation agencies/lead executing agencies of the respective partner countries
Overall term: 2021 to 2025


As an emerging economy, Chile has established itself as an important partner of South-South and triangular cooperation in the region. Against the backdrop of its membership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its graduation from the list of recipient states for official development assistance (ODA), innovative forms of cooperation, such as triangular cooperation, are playing an ever greater role.

With financial resources provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) from the Regional Fund, Chile and Germany are conducting triangular cooperation projects jointly with Latin American and Caribbean partner countries. In Chile, the state development agency Agencia Chilena de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AGCID) is the direct political cooperation partner of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Since the launch of the Regional Fund for Triangular Cooperation in 2011, 14 projects have been successfully completed. Another three projects are currently in progress. Via the Regional Fund, Germany and Chile have worked together with the following countries: the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru.


Together, Chile and Deutschland successfully implement development measures with other partner countries in a variety of sectors, thereby contributing to implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


Project ideas that appear to be of interest for triangular cooperation are developed together with AGCID and the partner countries and submitted in response to calls for proposals by the Regional Fund. These may concern employment opportunities for young people, improvement of waste management or more efficient management of public social services.

If the BMZ decides to fund a project, it is implemented jointly. Above all, care is taken to ensure that cooperation is conducted on an equal footing. For example, the principle of joint, mutual learning plays a central role, from planning to evaluation of the individual projects.

Last update: July 2021

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