The role of non-state actors in South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Thursday, 03 March 2016 04:16

The second half of the twentieth century has evidenced the extraordinary advancement of numbers of international organizations. Now, scholars argue how globalization has influenced the interdependency of actors in international relations. Nation states do not hold a dominant role in international relations anymore, hence non-state actors raised to gain more and more importance in shaping interconnectivity between different actors of international relations. In international development cooperation, this trend has been observed for decades. Non-State Actors (NSA), namely international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sectors including multinational corporations, and philanthropies have now evolved to show themselves as more influential actors. This essay aims to contribute to the discussions of how NSA may contribute to the enhancement of international development cooperation taking studies in Indonesia, particularly under the framework of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). In doing so, this essay will examine the challenges and opportunities of the NSA’s role in advancing SSTC in Indonesia.


Thursday, 03 March 2016 04:14

It has been nearly three decades since the term ‘sustainable development’ and ‘sustainability’  had been used as popular mantra following the 1987 publication of the UN-sponsored World Commission on Environtment and Development (WCED) report, “Our Common Future”, widely known as Brundtland Report.  It defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”

Based on this definiton, sustainable development contains two key concepts:

  • the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
  • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."


Launching an Annual Report of Indonesia`s South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Thursday, 03 March 2016 04:08


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