India in Afghanistan: understanding development assistance by emerging donors to conflict-affected countries

This policy brief argues for the significant comparative advantage and benefits of Indian development assistance to Afghanistan. India’s perspective on conflict-affected states is informed by its own experience and domestic concerns. Second, India’s assistance is provided on “demand-driven” assistance without conditionalities, and is gaining a comparative advantage in aid delivery due to differing approaches and lower costs. As a result, the brief argues traditional donors would be better positioned to deliver aid in countries facing conflict should it engage with emerging donors such as India.

Post description