Development and the India-EU strategic partnership: missing incentives and divergent identities

A policy brief discussing the position of international development in the strategic partnership between India and the European Union. The paper argues India has neither a strong inclination nor sufficient incentive to make international development a priority issue of its strategic partnership with the European Union (EU), whether in third countries or at global fora. While some collaboration is taking place in specific locations and in response to concrete issues, it is unlikely that in the medium term the EU-India strategic partnership will significantly expand bilateral or trilateral development engagement.

Post description

  • Publication year: 2014
  • Content type: Policy Brief
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive (Lines of credit, grants and loans, and technical assistance).
  • Cooperation context: Multilateral
  • Sector: Multisectoral
  • Institution (publication): European Strategic Partnerships Observatory (ESPO)
  • Author (and co-authors): Emma Mawdsley
  • Keywords: South-South cooperation; India’s development cooperation; India-EU strategic partnership; India in multilateral development frameworks; potential for EU-India cooperation on development
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