China is a founding member of the South-South Facility and the second largest donor to the program. Since 2008, China has contributed US$2.3 million, which represents 15% of the total funding for the SSF. China is also the 4th largest knowledge provider in exchanges supported by the SSF. Over the past ten years, China participated in 23 knowledge exchanges with 33 countries.
For instance, through the SSF, Morocco benefited from China’s experiences on how to manage scarce water resources, while South Caucasus countries gained China’s expertise on the construction and management of an efficient road transport network. Additionally, multiple knowledge exchanges allowed fourteen African countries (including Rwanda, Mozambique, Zambia and Ethiopia) to learn from China’s best-practice on Special Economic Zones and improving infrastructure.
China views South-South knowledge exchange as an effective tool for development.