In lieu of Modi’s appointment in 2014, this post offers five predictions for the role of development cooperation in India’s new government and its bolder approach to foreign policy. It is suggested that India will look to widen and deepen its already substantial engagement in international development partnerships; continuing the focus of grants and loans to South Asia, and significant lines of credit to Africa. Mullen predicts that other countries will increasingly recognise that India’s foreign assistance program represents more value for money. Moreover, it is likely that India will ‘look east’, not west, for foreign aid paradigms to follow into the future.
- Publication year: 2014
- Content type: Blog post
- Form of cooperation: Comprehensive (lines of credit, grants and loans, and technical assistance).
- Cooperation context: Multilateral
- Sector: Multisectoral
- Institution (publication): The Asia Foundation
- Author (and co-authors): Rani Mullen
- Keywords: India development cooperation; ‘Act East’ policy; development cooperation under current Indian NDA government
- Link: Asia Foundation