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May 1977, within the framework of E-XE3382 - UNDP, as an Information Referral Service, with the title TCDC INRES. Previous names and acronyms: in English - TCDC Information Referral System; Technical Co-operation among Developing Countries (TCDC/INRES); UNDP Information Referral System for Technical Co-operation among Developing Countries (INRES); in French - Cooperation technique entre pays en développement; Système d'orientation pour l'information; in Spanish - Cooperación Técnica entre Paises en Desarrollo; Sistema de Orientación Informativa. Previous full title: TCDC WIDE - TCDC Web of Information for Development. Became a computerized service in 1985 and fully web enabled in 2001. Current full title: SSC WIDE - South-South Cooperation WIDE, adopted May 2003.


Improve the flow of information between developing countries, thus enhancing cooperation for development among them; maintain a database on capacities of institutions'experts and best practices in developing countries for technical cooperation in the areas of: training; research; consultancy; information services, responding to inquiries by mail or electronic mail.

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GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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