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Mexico is committed to the promotion of international development co-operation and its effectiveness to achieve global and national goals. The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), co-ordinates Mexico’s international development co-operation actions, and generates the necessary instruments and tools for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of result-oriented co-operation that is transparent and consistent with the principles of effectiveness.

Mexico is engaged in multiple modalities of international co-operation, particularly through the implementation of South-South and triangular co-operation projects to bring development and positive impact solutions to the Latin American region. Furthermore, Mexico is also interested in development co-operation mechanisms that enhance multi-stakeholder partnerships, including, for example, with partners from the civil society, private sector, academia, local governments and international organisations.

With the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in mind, Mexico contributes to the systematisation of South-South and triangular co-operation practices and to the adaptation of the internationally agreed upon development effectiveness principles to the southern context.

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Examples of Mexico’s international development co-operation

Mexico is a main proponent of the New Comprehensive Development Plan with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras; a plan that in the first instance aims at tackling the root causes of migration that has increased in recent years. Generally speaking, Mexico is looking to strengthen its co-operation and deepen its historical ties with these countries in order to raise their living standards and well-being and to transform the south of Mexico and the north of Central America into a peaceful and prosperous region.

Additionally, to improve the effectiveness of Mexico’s South-South development co-operation, AMEXCID conducted an exercise to measure progress on the four internationally recognised principles in this regard: 1) national ownership; 2) focus on results; 3) inclusive partnerships; and 4) transparency and accountability. The exercise took place within the monitoring framework of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) and in consideration of Mexico’s dual role as provider and recipient of development co-operation.

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The 2011 Law on International Co-operation for Development (LCID, by its abbreviation in Spanish) mandated the national government to set up a national system for international development co-operation, including a Public Policy Programme, AMEXCID, a National Registry of International Cooperation for Development (RENCID) and a National Fund of International Cooperation for Development, as well as the tools necessary to programme, co-ordinate, implement, monitor, report and evaluate development co-operation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has overall responsibility for Mexico’s development co-operation, which is co-ordinated by AMEXCID and implemented by a wide variety of public institutions.

In order to accomplish the LCID, AMEXCID co-ordinates a data collection platform (National Registry of International Cooperation for Development, RENCID), in which Mexican institutions register their co-operation actions, including: technical and scientific co-operation projects; scholarships to foreigners; and contributions to international organisations, financial co-operation and humanitarian aid provided by Mexico.

Moreover, Mexico makes its information on international development co-operation publicly available through the annual Mexican Quantification Report based on the RENCID database and the Cooperation Catalogue that collects qualitative and quantitative data on the supply of development co-operation.

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Mexico accounts for its development co-operation through a self-developed methodology1 (with the support of the OECD DAC), which reflects the specific characteristics of South-South co-operation. Using this methodology of valuing South-South co-operation, in 2017, Mexico’s development co-operation totalled USD 317.6 million, which represents an increase of 10% from 2016 (USD 287.9 million). This measurement includes: co-operation channelled through multilateral institutions (USD 279.8 million); scholarships (USD 21.6 million); technical and scientific co-operation (USD 14.5 million); humanitarian aid (USD 1.4 million); and financial co-operation (USD 0.4 million).

According to OECD estimates, using the OECD-DAC methodology,2 in 2017, Mexico’s international development co-operation reached USD 340 million, up from USD 220 million in 2016. Of this, Mexico’s contributions to multilateral organisations totalled USD 302 million in 2017. These contributions were primarily channelled through regional development banks (49%), the United Nations (21%) and the World Bank Group (16%).

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Agencia Mexicana de Cooperacíon Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID):

AMEXCID Monitoring exercise in South-South cooperation effectiveness: Final report:

Mexico’s approach to monitoring the effectiveness of development co-operation:

Member of the OECD since 1994. Not a member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

← 1. The Mexican methodology for the quantification of international development co-operation includes disbursements on: technical and scientific co-operation; scholarships for foreign students from developing countries; co-operation channeled through multilateral institutions that are focused on promoting development; reimbursable financial co-operation (only grant element of loans); other non-reimbursable financial co-operation; and humanitarian aid. It also includes the value of the technical co-operation based on the exchange of public servants who share their experience on the implementation of public policies, institutional or technical management models, or technology developed and/or improved in Mexico.

← 2. This includes organisations that have a developmental mandate or else the developmental share of organisations that do not work exclusively on development.

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