India’s Growing Development Cooperation:
Trends, Motives, and Case Studies
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm; Boxed lunch will be served
Venue: Conference Hall - 2, Centre for Policy Research, Dharam Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Indian development cooperation has changed remarkably since its inception shortly after its independence. The size and diversity of its development partnerships has grown particularly over the past decade, nearly quadrupling in volume. Indian development cooperation today is comparable to the foreign aid budgets of smaller, high-income European countries with one large difference: the Indian development cooperation budget is growing at a higher rate. During this seminar we will share initial insights from our research on trends in India’s development cooperation and findings from case studies of India’s bilateral development cooperation.
About: The project on Indian Development Cooperation Research (IDCR) is based at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR). With funding from the Asia Foundation, IDCR is in the process of developing a comprehensive database of Indian development assistance and publicly disseminating narratives on Indian bilateral development partnerships through their website at www.idcr.cprindia.org. CPR Senior Visiting Fellow Rani D. Mullen directs this research project with help from Research Associates Sanskriti Jain, Cody Poplin and Persis Taraporevala.