About us


The India-UK Development Partnership Forum (IUKDPF) was an initiative to support research, knowledge exchange and development partnership between India and the UK. The project was funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), under the India-UK Global Partnership Programme on Development (GPPD). The GPPD supported India’s contribution towards delivering on the Global Goals and in advancing global public goods, in doing so it contributed towards more positive outcomes in other developing countries and on global issues.

The GPPD programme has several partners. These include the World Bank, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), EXIM Bank of India, and the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).

The IUKDPF was hosted by the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies, at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. The MAC is an international centre for interdisciplinary researchers and academics. It convenes leading thinkers across the international development sector, with a particular focus on scholars from developing countries. The MAC draws on wider research within the University of Cambridge (including the Department for Politics and International Studies, Department for Geography, and the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy Studies), as well as more widely within the UK, with a clear focus on promoting the role of women researchers within academia.

The IUKDPF has three components:

a) Research on bilateral, trilateral and multilateral Indian development cooperation

b) To enhance knowledge exchange through a platform and through forums

c) To provide senior private and public sector executive fellowships in development partnership