Brazil’s development trajectory in the last decade has drawn the world’s attention to the country’s social protection and food and nutritional security policies. The country became an international reference in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eradicating extreme poverty and hunger before the final deadline in 2015. As a result, trilateral cooperation (TrC) on social protection among Brazilian government and multilateral and bilateral donors has increased significantly, particularly in the first decade of the 21st century.
This paper aims to analyse how TrC initiatives sharing Brazilian experiences in social protection can contribute to the 2030 agenda. The research study unpacks the lessons learned in the implementation of three trilateral partnerships: the Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour, the Purchase From Africans to Africa Programme (PAA Africa) and the World Without Poverty Platform. The objective of comparing initiatives is to analyse the different motivations, structures, outcomes, potentialities and challenges of TrC. They will explore the complementary roles between partners and how these impact the quality of relationships and perceived project results.