The Minister of Institutional Relations Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic, Ideli Salvatti, launched this Wednesday (29), the Decentralized Technical Cooperation Program South-South, an initiative targeted to encouraging states and municipalities in the preparation of proposals for international cooperation with developing countries. The proposal is that successful Brazilian social projects could help other countries, as highlighted the Minister: "we know that the world today is increasingly urban and that the most critical problems are concentrated in the cities. Thus, sharing knowledge over alternatives to confront those problems should help us to find good solutions for our partners. And nobody better than the local managers to do so." With the launch of the program, state and local governments should be able to submit proposals by request of the beneficiary countries of the cooperation. Once the proposal is approved, the support from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) to run the project, organize missions and other activities is granted. The budget for each project will be of up to US$ 200,000 for implementation within a year. The program is a partnership between the Department of Institutional Relations (SRI) of the Presidency of the Republic, through the Federal Affairs under Chief (SAF), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Brazilian cooperation agency.