India and Africa: development partnership

Recognising the growing role of emerging development actors and South-South Cooperation in the landscape of international development cooperation, this paper discusses the trajectory of India-African development cooperation. India’s development agenda was founded from the post-colonial period that rejects the donor-recipient paradigm in favour of development cooperation. The paper outlines the key Indian programmes for economic and technical assistance, namely the ITEC Programme, lines of credit, and trade and investment. The paper then discusses the India-Africa development partnership as it has formed in the recent two decades.

Post description

  • Publication year: 2012
  • Content type: Research paper (Discussion paper)
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive (Lines of credit, grants and loans, and technical assistance).
  • Cooperation context: Multilateral
  • Region (country): Africa
  • Sector: Multisectoral; trade
  • Institution (publication): Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries
  • Author (and co-authors): Shyam Saran
  • Keywords: South-South cooperation; Africa; ITEC; Pan-Africa e-network; lines of credit; trade and investment; India-Africa Forum Summit
  • Link: RIS site