Establishment of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF)

China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund is a foreign aid fund set up by the Chinese government to support other developing countries in achieving the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While attending the UN Sustainable Development Summit in 2015, President Xi Jinping announced the establishment of SSCAF with an initial contribution of 2 billion US dollars. At the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in 2017, President Xi announced an increase of 1 billion US dollars of contribution to the Fund. For example, through SSCAF, China has launched an initiative to install digital television facilities in 10,000 villages in more than 20 African countries. At the same time, through the inter-governmental foreign assistance, China has carried out cooperative projects with local radio and television centers in Seychelles, Comoros, Tanzania and Mauritius to enhance their broadcasting capacity and make them important vehicles for promoting the local culture.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
3 billion USD
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
International organizations, governments of recipient countries related to the projects assisted by SSCAF
Public Sector
civil society organizations related to the projects assisted by SSCAF
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)