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Decolonising Aid: Moving Beyond International Aid Intermediaries
Mar 18, 2024

Decolonising Aid: Moving Beyond International Aid Intermediaries

The international aid system is in need of reform. Despite rhetoric about localisation, a meagre 1.2 percent of international humanitarian aid directly reaches local actors. Overall, there is a lack of transparency and awareness in international policy circles on how funds flow from the donor level to the field. This brief argues that the issue is not just about a lack of capacity on the part of local actors—a sweeping statement often used by W

Development Cooperation Towards the SDGs: The India Model
Sep 30, 2022

Development Cooperation Towards the SDGs: The India Model

The Russia-Ukraine war has dealt a massive blow to a world already battered by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) appear farther from reach. The current global scenario demands greater international cooperation for development. Yet, development aid is increasingly getting more securitised, and the imperative is for the international community to leverage cooperation during the current Decade of Action fo

India as a partner in triangular development cooperation: Prospects for the India-UK partnership for global development
Aug 10, 2023

India as a partner in triangular development cooperation: Prospects for the India-UK partnership for global development

riangular cooperation is a growing trend in India’s global engagement. The term refers to development cooperation in which traditional aid donors work together with Southern partners to address challenges in developing countries. Largely absent from this type of cooperation in the past, India has gradually become a more visible partner. The current government’s endorsement of triangular cooperation in joint statements with key partners, as we

India’s foreign aid to South Asia
Nov 11, 2016

India’s foreign aid to South Asia

Many developing countries have transformed themselves from recipients into aid donors. Foreign aid donor tag is no longer exclusive to developed economies.

India’s triangular cooperation with the US, UK and Japan in Africa: A comparative analysis
Jan 23, 2020

India’s triangular cooperation with the US, UK and Japan in Africa: A comparative analysis

Triangular cooperation aims to forge global partnerships and foster sustainable global development. In such a system, traditional donors provide financial and technical support to facilitate development activities between two developing countries in the South, i.e. one emerging donor country and a beneficiary. Triangular cooperation allows nations to learn from the mistakes of the pioneers of the development cooperation process, bringing about co

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

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

Perils for a post-conflict Gaza: UNRWA defunding
Jan 31, 2024

Perils for a post-conflict Gaza: UNRWA defunding

The possibility of UNRWA's demise looms large amidst defunding announcements by major donors

Return of Richard Holbrooke
Jul 26, 2010

Return of Richard Holbrooke

The Donors conference this week attended by 60 Foreign Ministers and other leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was, among other things, a demonstration by NATO and US led forces that they have the military muscle to host such a meet in Kabul.

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns
Sep 01, 2023

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns

The central challenge in DAMH is the misalignment between the goals of recipients and the priorities of donors

मानसिक आरोग्यातील विकासात्मक साह्यातील घटक : निधीपद्धतींचे विश्लेषण
Sep 15, 2023

मानसिक आरोग्यातील विकासात्मक साह्यातील घटक : निधीपद्धतींचे विश्लेषण

‘डीएएमएच’मधील प्रमुख आव्हान हे लाभार्थ्यांचे उद्दिष्ट आणि देणगीदाराचे प्राधान्यक्रम यांच्यातील असमानता हे आहे.

युद्धोत्तर गाझासाठी नवीन संकट: युएनआरडब्ल्युएबाबत डिफंडिंगचा निर्णय
Feb 15, 2024

युद्धोत्तर गाझासाठी नवीन संकट: युएनआरडब्ल्युएबाबत डिफंडिंगचा निर्णय

प्रमुख देणगीदारांनी डिफंडिंगबाबत केलेल्या घोषणांमुळे �