SOUTH-SOUTH FACILITY RESULTS STORIES

In ten years of operations, the South-South Facility has supported more than 240 knowledge exchanges between more than 100 developing and emerging countries.

The lessons learned from these exchanges have been captured and documented in more than 170 Results Stories which constitute the SSF Knowledge Exchange Library.

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September 05, 2018 -
Agriculture Productive Alliances in India – Lessons from Brazil
The objective of the knowledge exchange was for the Indian delegation from Jharkhand to learn how the productive alliances approach in Brazil is improving linkages between small holders and private sector. Read More
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August 01, 2018 -
Building Value-based Health Service Delivery Systems in Vietnam
Health systems around the world are working to tackle the challenge of ageing populations and a rising burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and chronic conditions. Read More
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July 23, 2018 -
Governance Structures for Business Environment Reforms in Afghanistan
A high-level delegation of officials from Afghanistan, comprising key members of the Private Sector Development Secretariat (PRISEC), visited Morocco on April 7-11, 2019. Read More
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August 01, 2018 -
Establishing a Land Administration System in Liberia
Liberia is at a critical stage in its peace building and development process, given the multiple challenges the country is facing. One of the key challenges is insecure tenure and the absence of a functioning land administration system. Read More
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May 01, 2017 -
Following the Carbon for Clean Energy in Asia
Over 80% of worldwide new coal-fired power plants due to begin operating between now and 2020 will be in middle-income countries in Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan. Read More
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September 01, 2017 -
Cost-effective and climate-resilient bridge construction in Nepal
The development goal of this knowledge exchange was to improve the bridge construction and maintenance practices in Nepal across the following themes: Read More
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August 15, 2017 -
Coding Bootcamps for Women in Pakistan
Employing women in the digital economy is a significant step in ensuring inclusiveness. In Pakistan, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2017, women make 25.7% of the whole labor force, but this number is much lower in the tech sector, only 14%, as per a study conducted by P@SHA1 in 2012. Read More
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August 01, 2017 -
Building a skilled workforce in Tunisia
Typically, attaining high education is expected to increase one’s probability of joining the labor force. In Tunisia, people with high education face a high probability of being unemployed. More than half of the Tunisian working-age population remains outside the labor force. Read More
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October 31, 2017 -
Learning About School Leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean
In the ongoing reforms of the education sector in Guatemala and Dominican Republic (DR), there have been challenges in achieving clarity and consensus on the role and responsibilities of school principals. Read More
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October 18, 2018 -
Managing Traffic Signals to Alleviate Traffic and Reduce Pollution in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is still using hand signals at nearly all traffic intersections. To reduce pollution and manage heavy traffic, DMP and agencies related to transport needed to learn to appreciate and finish implementation of a basic traffic signal system for key intersections throughout the city. Read More
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September 15, 2017 -
Urban and tourism development in Albania and Georgia
The main objective of this grant was a knowledge exchange between the Albanian Development Fund (ADF), the Project Implementation Unit of the Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD) in Albania as well as the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of the PIUTD, which is part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, and the Muni Read More
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September 07, 2017 -
Management of Protected Areas for Green Tourism in Croatia
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September 19, 2017 -
Argentina Affordable Housing Support
The Government of Argentina (GOA) launched in 2016 the first nation-wide demand-side housing supply program for first-home buyers (the Linea Solucion Casa Propia Program, SCP). The World Bank, as part of the Integrated Habitat and Housing Project (P159929), is supporting the SCP. Read More
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August 15, 2017 -
Strengthening Procurement Audit and Inspection of Public Investment Projects in Vietnam
In the light of rapid economic growth and increasing investments, the Inspectorate Department of Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPII) faced challenges arising from an increased workload as well as integrity issues including fraud and corruption. Read More
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September 06, 2017 -
Participatory Local Development and Service Delivery in Francophone Africa
The Governments of Cameroon, Guinea and Senegal (“the Governments”) have been pursuing a strategy of decentralization in tackling challenges of poverty, weak institutional capacity, and fragility. Read More
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January 20, 2016 -
Improving Population Health Outcomes in Africa’s Sahel Region
Many Sahel countries in Africa are expected to nearly double their population by 2030 due to high fertility rates. Read More
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September 09, 2015 -
Boosting the Information Technology and Information Technology-Enabled Services (IT-ITES) Sector in Nicaragua
Through this grant, Nicaraguan participants have increased their capacity and skills for designing and implementing policies to develop the IT-ITES sector, and as an ultimate objective, to implement one of the pillars of the National Development Plan. The exchange helped strengthen the collaboration between government, academia and private sector Read More
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February 01, 2016 -
Operationalizing Energy Efficiency in Morocco
Energy consumption is forecast to triple in Morocco as a result of its economic growth and fast urbanization. Especially given its very high reliance on imported energy, the Government of Morocco (GoM) has set ambitious goals to increase energy efficiency. Read More
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June 08, 2015 -
Integration of transport and urban planning exchange
The growing and suburbanizing Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDMQ), Ecuador needs to improve its transportation systems to keep pace with demand and give poor and vulnerable groups better access to social and economic opportunities. Read More
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October 15, 2015 -
Strengthening the Water Sector Reform Process in Nigeria
The World Bank has been supporting improvements to the Nigerian water sector since 2004. Its Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for fiscal year 2014 to 2017 identified improved access to water supply as central to improvement of health in Nigeria. Read More
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January 01, 2016 -
Strengthening the Public Internal Control System and the Internal Audit Function in Brazil
The economic recession in 2015 in Brazil was exacerbated by a weak public sector internal control system (PIC), which was not strong enough to curb corruption. Brazil, whose democratic constitution stemmed only from 1988, needed to learn to how to approach strengthening PIC. Read More
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April 29, 2015 -
Environmental Regulation in India’s Odisha State
In 1995, with technical assistance from the World Bank, Indonesia introduced its Program for Pollution Control Evaluation and Rating (PROPER), the first such environmental rating and disclosure (ERD) initiative in the developing world. Read More
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November 02, 2015 -
Improving the Public Investment Management System in Honduras
The Honduran Government has been working to develop capacity to effectively monitor public policy results and improve public spending effectiveness in a tight fiscal context. In this effort, it has moved toward consolidating reforms in key areas such as public financial management. Read More
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June 01, 2015 -
Access to Markets and Value Chains for Indigenous People in Paraguay
The Government of Paraguay’s (GoP) National Development Plan (NDP) 2014-2030 focuses on eliminating extreme poverty. NDP includes the flagship program Sembrando Oportunidades (Sowing Opportunities) which seeks to increase income and access to social services for families living in situations of vulnerability. Read More
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March 02, 2015 -
Improving Teacher Quality in Moldova
When Moldova decided to reform the quality of its teaching force as part of measures to address poor student learning results, it wanted to learn from other countries that have successfully dealt with a similar situation. Read More
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December 01, 2015 -
Decentralization and Local Government Development Exchange between Tunisia and Turkey
The Government of Tunisia sought to move forward its decentralization agenda in response to citizens’ demands for more accountable, effective, and efficient government. Read More
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December 01, 2014 -
Jamaica Learns from Malaysia to Develop Education Leaders
When Jamaica needed to reform how it built capacity for different levels of leadership in delivering education services, it turned to Malaysia. Specifically, Jamaica was interested in how to design and implement competency-based leadership development to increase the effectiveness of its education system leaders. Read More
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December 15, 2014 -
Improving Energy Efficiency in Moldova
Moldova is highly dependent on energy import, which carries risks in the form of possible disruptions in the supply of energy and negative effects on the country's account balances. Like many other republics of the former Soviet Union, Moldova has suffered from an outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Read More
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May 08, 2015 -
Promoting Accountable and Inclusive Institutions in Paraguay: Learning from Access to Information in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay
With Paraguay’s Access to Information (ATI) Law recently approved, coordination of its implementation fell under the responsibility of the ATI Directorate of Paraguay. In order to address capacity gaps, this knowledge exchange with agencies from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay enabled the ATI Directorate to learn good practices. Read More
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August 01, 2014 -
Strengthening Municipal Financing Mechanisms in Tajikistan
Following its independence in 1991, Tajikistan went through a devastating, six-year-long civil war, which left the country financially strained. Read More
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March 13, 2015 -
Leveraging Knowledge Exchange to Improve Water Utility Performance
The national water utility in Djibouti faced significant challenges with insufficient human capacity, degraded infrastructure, and out-of-date operations. Read More
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March 27, 2015 -
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capacity Building to Support Mobile Internet Ecosystem in Lebanon
The Government of Lebanon faced a dire environment of unemployment amidst migration of it growing, educated workforce. Read More
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May 28, 2015 -
Piloting and Scaling-up Grievance Redress Mechanisms in Social Safety Net Projects in Egypt and the West Bank and Gaza
As project teams in Egypt and the West Bank and Gaza prepared to embark on piloting and subsequent scaling up of grievance redress mechanisms (GRMs) in their social safety net projects, this knowledge exchange with the Philippines was designed to enhance the skills of grievance officers and the complaint handling units of each participating mini Read More
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September 22, 2014 -
South-South Exchange to Improve the Management of Health Technologies in the Public Health System
The Governments of El Salvador and Nicaragua faced a mutual challenge on how best to protect recent investments in new and sophisticated medical equipment. Read More
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September 04, 2014 -
Somalia’s National Programme for Disengaged Combatants Learns from Rwanda’s Experience
To bolster  efforts in implementing the National Programme for Disengaged Combatants in Somalia, the World Bank initiated a “Knowledge and Experience Exchange Study Tour” that enabled a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Interior and National Security, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and Read More
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July 01, 2014 -
Creating Jobs through Protecting Morocco’s Coastline
Morocco sought to learn from India’s success in dealing with coastal zone overexploitation to help address sustainable management of its coastal resources for rapid and sustainable growth, improved governance, poverty eradication, and better social conditions to benefit smallholder farmers and fishermen as well as private sector Read More
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December 02, 2014 -
Environmental Sustainable Cacao Production for Small-Scale IP and Afro-Decedents Farmers in Honduras
In Honduras, small cacao farmers were not equipped to enter a more competitive international market. These farmers traditionally had limited access to technical assistance, training, financial support, and other extension services. Read More
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April 30, 2014 -
Meeting Indonesia’s Urban Development Challenge: South-South Exchange on National Urban Programs
The Government of Indonesia was seeking options for local government infrastructural development in its growing urban areas as means to support its urban development agenda and implementation of decentralization. Read More
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May 26, 2014 -
Routine Maintenance of Rural Roads through the Concept of Microenterprises: Experience of Peru and Bolivia and its Applicability to Armenia
The Government of Armenia sought to develop a means of maintaining its roads system to assure sustained access of its rural communities to markets and services. In 2008, it launched the Lifeline Road Network Development Program to stimulate economic growth and contribute to poverty reduction by improving a selected network of lifeline roads. Read More
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December 01, 2014 -
Strengthening Service Delivery by State-Owned Enterprises in Paraguay
Paraguay undertook an exchange program with Chile and Peru to enhance the knowledge and skills of its decision-makers and technical staff to serve as input to develop an efficient state-owned enterprises (SOE) oversight system. Read More
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