The role of decentralized cooperation to address rising inequalities

A perspective from the Region of Andalucía

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers decentralized cooperation the potential to harmonize and strengthen its process towards more equitable territorial development.

Andalucía is a region fostering territorial cohesion and strongly committed to international solidarity and cooperation. Its model of development cooperation has demonstrated great capacity to mobilize institutions, knowledge and local and regional experiences through long-term partnerships. It provides results in a proximity basis and serves as catalyst to address rising inequalities. However, challenges remain.

The session will discuss how the 2030 Agenda presents an opportunity to address shortcomings that are still inherent in development cooperation models, and to what extend such findings are applicable to the overall decentralized cooperation modality.

Organised by


Johannes Krassnitzer
International Coordinator ART Initiative
United Nations Development Programme