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Title:Practical problems in the South-South development cooperation: some experiences involving Tanzania
Author:Mihyo, P.B.ISNI
Year:1992
Periodical:Verfassung und Recht in Übersee
Volume:25
Issue:2
Pages:220-237
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:nonalignment
international economic relations
Abstract:South-South cooperation for economic change has a long tradition. Starting with a historic glance at the first Afro-Asian Conference at Bandung in 1955, the atricle focusses on the role of the nonaligned movement in the development of South-South cooperation. After considering the specific issues and difficulties of South-South cooperation, its basic forms and assumptions are examined. Evidence of the assumptions is given by an evaluation of the characteristics and weaknesses of selected specific cooperation projects between Southern States and Tanzania between 1970 and 1980 in the areas of technology and technical assistance, trade of machinery and equipement, and engineering and construction. The author comes to the conclusion that since the difficulties are, to a considerable degree, based on the values of the partners involved, they can only be changed consciously and slowly. He contends that South-South cooperation may be more likely to succeed if it is based on a new outlook of relations between the developing countries and on a new framework of relations. The author concludes, firstly, that the dialoque amongst the Southern countries has to be intensified and their goals have to be clearly identified. Secondly, regional cooperation has to be strengthened. Thirdly, only a firm commitment to democratic and exploitation-free economic relations between countries of the South can form a solid basis for the development of new institutions of economic cooperation. Ref.
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