In Uruguay, international cooperation for development has made a strategic contribution to strengthening the capacities for the design and implementation of quality public policies, the promotion and protection of human rights, gender equality, environmental protection, the introduction of renewable energy and local development, among other issues. In the last ten years, Uruguay has strengthened its ties with the countries of the region and the South, sharing their successful experiences in development through South-South, triangular and regional cooperation.
According to the Document that summaries the International Cooperation Status in 2019, the Governance, Culture and sport sectors have been growing (regarding cooperation amounts) this is mainly explained by two big donations from China. In 2019, six Uruguayan theaters received audiovisual equipment for $ 3 million, donated by the Chinese Government, which includes a complete audio and monitoring system, lights, and lighting and sound consoles. With this material, the audio equipment in the main hall of the Solis Theater in Montevideo will be completely renovated and all the lights will be changed to LED technology. Speakers, powers, luminaires with LED technology and other equipment were donated by China to different national theaters, through a management of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI), the Directorate of Culture of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Relations with the Embassy of Uruguay in China and the Municipality of Montevideo. After receiving the equipment, a Chinese delegation will train the technicians of each cultural space.
One of the strategic lines mentioned in the 2030 Cooperation Policy is to promote the strengthening of regional and Ibero-American spaces as platforms for positioning of Latin America in the global scenario of international cooperation. In this order, we can find the interest that exists on the part of the international cooperation policy to continue strengthening ties with Ibero-America by positioning the topics of interest to Latin America, in this sense, the Programs, Initiatives and Affiliated Projects of the Ibero-American Cooperation, are initiatives of great importance for the country. Currently, the National Cultural Directorate participates in: IberMedia, IberEscena, IberCultura Viva, IberMusicas, IberMuseos. The National Directorate of Culture provides an economic contribution to these programs and receives a return with the development of initiatives, projects and exchange programs for artists and training for technicians.
Uruguay's International Cooperation Policy for Sustainable Development by 2030 does not yet have an evaluation and the IBER specific programs have their own Evaluation and in turn SEGIB collaborates with these evaluation processes.
Iber Programmes over 1 million in the past 4 years.