Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC): An India-Japan Arch in the Making?


This paper examines the prospects of the ambitious Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) – a collaborative vision between India and Japan to promote development, connectivity, and cooperation between Africa and Asia as part of a “liberal and value-based order.” While still nascent with few concrete details, Dr. Jagannath Panda argues that the genesis of this proposition draws from India’s and Japan’s increasing convergence of economic and strategic interests in the broader Indo-Pacific region, whereby concerns over China’s growing strategic influence, in particular through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is one of the major factors.

Post description:  

  • Publication year: 2017  
  • Content type: Journal article, Report
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive  
  • Cooperation context: Multilateral  
  • Region (country): Africa, Japan 
  • Sector: Multisectoral  
  • Institution (publication): Institute for Security & Development Policy; Focus Asia: Perspective & Analysis
  • Written by: Jagannath Panda
  • Keywords: Asia-Africa Growth Corrider, Belt and Road Initiative  
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