Mexico is committed to promoting international development co-operation and its effectiveness to achieve global and national goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals. The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) co-ordinates Mexico’s international development co-operation activities 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 Effectiveness Principles.

Mexico is engaged in multiple international co-operation modalities, delivered mainly through implementing South-South and triangular co-operation projects, to bring development and positive impact solutions, mostly to the Latin American and Caribbean regions. 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 Istanbul Principles on Development Effectiveness to the southern context.

Mexico joined the OECD in 1994. Mexico adheres to the OECD Recommendation of the Council for Development Co-operation Actors on Managing the Risk of Corruption and to the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development. In 2019, Mexico participated in the LAC-DAC Dialogue on Development Co-operation and the DAC Senior-level Meeting. 

According to OECD estimates, using the OECD-DAC methodology, Mexico’s contributions to multilateral organisations reached USD 72.8 million in 2019. For reference, total estimated development co-operation by Mexico totalled USD 57.6 million in 2018.

Mexico accounts for its development co-operation through a self-developed methodology (with the support of the OECD DAC), reflecting the specific characteristics of South-South co-operation and, more recently, adding triangular co-operation with multiple stakeholders. Using this methodology of valuing South-South co-operation, preliminary figures for Mexico’s development co-operation totalled USD 140 million in 2018, down from USD 317.6 million in 2017. The 2018 Mexican co-operation figures will be released in 2021, and the 2019 quantification exercise is still ongoing.

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