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India-US partnership ripe for development
Aug 12, 2015

India-US partnership ripe for development

There is huge potential for development of the relationship between the US and India. Yet achieving this promise will require careful strategic planning from the governments of both nations, according to panellists at a discussion on the "India-US Partnership".

India’s continuing role in Nepal’s economic development
Jul 31, 2020

India’s continuing role in Nepal’s economic development

Cooperation on the economic front between India and Nepal can have a healing effect even during occasional ruptures.

India’s development partnership with Nepal: The paradigm shift and future prospects
Jul 15, 2019

India’s development partnership with Nepal: The paradigm shift and future prospects

While development cooperation has a crucial role in shaping political relations between countries, political relations should not undermine the effect

India’s G20 Leadership: Elevating Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Financing
Sep 04, 2023

India’s G20 Leadership: Elevating Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Financing

India’s G20 Presidency has identified the mandate for the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) as thus: “capacity building of the ecosystem for financing sustainable development.” The aim is to scale up efforts in mobilising large pools of global capital for sustainable projects, particularly in emerging and developing economies. Under the aegis of the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), the G20 proposes the developmen

India’s Gender Budget 2023-24: Moving towards women-Led Development
Feb 11, 2023

India’s Gender Budget 2023-24: Moving towards women-Led Development

Budget 2023 moves from the paradigm of women’s development to women-led development

India’s Lines of Credit, Development Cooperation, and G20 Presidency: A Primer
Aug 17, 2023

India’s Lines of Credit, Development Cooperation, and G20 Presidency: A Primer

Lines of Credit (LOCs) are a widely used instrument in development cooperation, including for India. The projects funded by India’s LOCs attempt to achieve a trinity of objectives: economic benefits; effective project management and completion; and nurturing and enhancing diplomatic relationship and strategic interests with the partner countries. This brief explains how India’s LOCs function, and contextualises the performance of the

India’s moonshot: Powering development with green energy
Aug 14, 2023

India’s moonshot: Powering development with green energy

With a conducive domestic environment and international support, India has the potential to be the leading example of green development by its 100th y

India’s ‘Amrit Kaal’: Budget 2022’s vision for Sustainable Development
Feb 02, 2022

India’s ‘Amrit Kaal’: Budget 2022’s vision for Sustainable Development

As the Union Budget charts the pathway to development for the next 25 years, faltering consumption demand is still a concern

Infrastructure, institutions and industrialisation: The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and regional development in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
Aug 21, 2023

Infrastructure, institutions and industrialisation: The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and regional development in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is one of several infrastructure megaprojects underway in India, intended to boost industrial modernisation and generate manufacturing employment for India’s young, largely unskilled workforce. Field research in DMIC investment sites in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh shows that its implementation is highly uneven across States and regions. The research, along with the literature, suggests that regional ind

Institutional architecture for India’s development cooperation: A 2030 vision
May 02, 2021

Institutional architecture for India’s development cooperation: A 2030 vision

To assert itself at a global scale, India must employ development cooperation objectives and utilise multilateral and plurilateral forums through a st

Is the holistic development of mountains still veiled in the mist for Indian political parties?
May 08, 2019

Is the holistic development of mountains still veiled in the mist for Indian political parties?

Inclusion of environmental issues in manifestos has been a trend since the last general election. This time, there are even specific mentions of the N

Is The Indian Hydro Power Development In Deep Waters?
Nov 21, 2011

Is The Indian Hydro Power Development In Deep Waters?

If hydro power potential of 150,000 MW is to be realised by the end of 2030 as assumed in the Integrated Energy Policy 2006, the government must ensure that policies address the crucial stumbling block of regulatory, social and environmental instability.

Issues in Captive Coal Block Development in India
Mar 05, 2009

Issues in Captive Coal Block Development in India

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a brainstorming session on 'Issues in Captive Coal Block Development in India' on March 5, 2009 in partnership with CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory Services

Learning from the old, preparing for the new: Designing an institutional architecture for India’s development partnerships
Mar 24, 2017

Learning from the old, preparing for the new: Designing an institutional architecture for India’s development partnerships

India’s increasing economic and political clout has prompted a spurt in the volume and complexity of its overseas development assistance. Looking ahead, the largest incremental capital for global development and infrastructure beyond what exists today will also come from India as the value of its economy grows from $2 trillion to roughly $7 trillion by 2030. However, the DPA – India’s development cooperation agency – is yet to assume an a

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development
Nov 28, 2023

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development

Implementing inclusive policies aligned with SDGs is crucial to counteract discrimination against transgender in India

Lessons from Joshimath: The Need for a Himalayan Development Model
Feb 15, 2023

Lessons from Joshimath: The Need for a Himalayan Development Model

The fragility of the Himalayan ecosystem was recently highlighted by incidents of land sinking in Joshimath, a small hill town in India’s Uttarakhand. This crisis has generated intense debate on aspects of development and environmental sustainability in the region, including the exploitation of Himalayan natural wealth and the strain placed on the vulnerable area by the tourism industry. This brief argues that the Himalayan region needs

Lopsided development threatens China
Aug 18, 2011

Lopsided development threatens China

Balanced urbanisation and rural development is an urgent requirement in China, if it has to fulfill its goals of sustainable development. For this purpose, budgetary allocations and farmers' support have to be tweaked, along with agricultural modernisation.

Make China India's natural ally for development
May 13, 2015

Make China India's natural ally for development

The key challenge PM Modi would face in China is to completely debunk the hypothesis, which some people suspect, that a key objective of Modi's 'Act East' policy is to contain China, in covert or overt support with the U.S., Japan and other affected nations. This task is not surely going to be easy.

Making climate action count: Mainstreaming gender in climate action to accelerate climate compatible development
Aug 11, 2023

Making climate action count: Mainstreaming gender in climate action to accelerate climate compatible development

The first universal, legally binding global climate accord signed at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015 committed to long-term goals for “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.” However, as world leaders prepare for the Facilitative Dialogue (FD) ahead o

Maldives: India catching up on tourism, China will still remain a ‘monumental’ development partner
Jul 24, 2019

Maldives: India catching up on tourism, China will still remain a ‘monumental’ development partner

Observers of the Maldivian scene have been noticing a steep increase in tourism-related reportage targeting the Indian holidaymakers.

Mangalyaan mission plays vital role in India's development plans
Nov 11, 2013

Mangalyaan mission plays vital role in India's development plans

Today, world powers are debating a regime to regulate outer Space activities. India cannot let itself be left out of any Space regime as happened over nuclear weapons. In order to be heard in the discussions of any new rule-making effort, India needs to demonstrate its capabilities in Space research and technology, something that the Mangalyaan amply did.

Mapping the Literature on Development Assistance in Health: A Bibliometric Analysis
Apr 22, 2024

Mapping the Literature on Development Assistance in Health: A Bibliometric Analysis

This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of the literature on private health aid and official health assistance between 2000 and 2022. It provides an overview of the sites and themes in the literature pertaining to development assistance in health, and collates the significant policy recommendations presented therein. Several crucial findings emerge from the bibliometric analysis: 44.2 percent of the 489 papers/articles assessed focused on low

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States
Jul 21, 2023

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States

In recent years, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region have emerged as vital security and developmental partners in the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)—thereby gaining prominence in India’s foreign policy priorities. This paper examines India’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with the SIDS of the SWIO region, and argues that India should consider the concerns of the

Mega Project Development: Issues in Land Acquisition
Jan 20, 2010

Mega Project Development: Issues in Land Acquisition

Experts stress upon amending the Land Acquisition Act, Ask for making rehabilitation a duty of the State

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific
Sep 26, 2023

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific

In today’s world, the role of major and middle powers is more critical than ever in ensuring that wider developmental concerns are addressed

Modi's development dream & harsh ground realities
Jun 11, 2014

Modi's development dream & harsh ground realities

Is it realistic to expect the new Prime Minister and his team to bring about a turnaround when some of the key economic indicators have been stagnating for so long? He struck the right note at his inaugural speech by asking people to build a developed and inclusive India.

Monitoring India’s Development Partnerships: Recommendations for a Framework of Indicators
Aug 17, 2023

Monitoring India’s Development Partnerships: Recommendations for a Framework of Indicators

Development partnerships between countries are crucial in addressing policy challenges in the developing world. Cooperation between countries in the Global South, in particular—such as those that India engages in, under its Development Partnership Administration (DPA)—is heightening conversations around the demands of sustainability. Yet, India continues to lack an appropriate framework by which to assess its development partnerships

Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Development Cooperation as a Diplomatic Tool
Apr 03, 2024

Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Development Cooperation as a Diplomatic Tool

Development cooperation has gained further currency in a post-pandemic world amid staggered economic growth and an increasing gap in financing the Sustainable Development Goals. As a strategic geographic expanse, the Indo-Pacific has witnessed an upswing in cooperation programmes under different modalities (North-South, South-South, and triangular development partnerships). This paper explores the role of development cooperation as a tool of dipl

Need for a coherent development cooperation strategy to address food insecurity in India and Africa
Jul 31, 2018

Need for a coherent development cooperation strategy to address food insecurity in India and Africa

India’s own experiences and challenges with regard to food security should be the central pillar of India’s development cooperation with Africa.

Network cities: Urban multilateralism for sustainable development
Jun 26, 2024

Network cities: Urban multilateralism for sustainable development

Urban multilateralism, through initiatives like sister city partnerships and resilience networks, can find solutions for climate action, economic equa

New political developments in Maldives
Jun 12, 2023

New political developments in Maldives

Maldives’ political front seems to have been upturned as new political parties emerge in the face of the upcoming presidential elections

NPT's Article IV offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development:  expert
May 12, 2015

NPT's Article IV offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development: expert

A nuclear expert has said Article IV of the NPT, which allows signatory countries to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development in the absence of a comprehensive inspection mechanism and enforceable sanctions.