Developing countries have acquired considerable experience, expertise and knowledge in different areas over the last decades. As a result, they are increasingly interested in sharing their experiences, and learning from one another in order to accelerate the development process, and to overcome their challenges.
The IDB Group, as the only multilateral development bank whose membership is drawn entirely from developing countries, has been encouraging cooperation and knowledge sharing amongst its member countries. Based on its in-depth experience in promoting South-South Cooperation, the IDB Group introduced the ‘Reverse Linkage’ in order to maximize the benefits derived from South-South Cooperation and adequately address the emerging demands of its member countries.
Reverse Linkage is a South-South cooperation mechanism whereby member countries serve among themselves as the primary and forefront agents in the provision of knowledge, technology and resources to build their individual capacities and devise solutions for their autonomous development in a mutually beneficial, results-oriented and program-based arrangement.