The program was carried out between 2007 and 2012, with a USD $13 million budget; it was executed by Fundecooperación as Secretariat and financed by the Netherlands. It consisted of a successful cooperation model between Costa Rica in Central America, Benin in West Africa and Bhutan in South Asia, which resulted in 43 multilateral projects to develop innovative solutions to common challenges of the four interconnected pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development, protection of the environment and gender equity.

This project received the 2010 Global Prize of the United Nations for South-South Cooperation.

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