The European Union and India: From Donor-Recipient Relations to Partners in Development

Author’s Abstract

The European Union (EU) has long been a contributor to development assistance in India. In 2014, however, the EU graduated India from bilateral assistance. This decision had important consequences for EU development cooperation with India. This article first briefly introduces the evolution of EEC/EU development aid to India and the background to India’s graduation from EU bilateral assistance. It then looks at the consequences of this graduation for EU development cooperation with India. In particular, it investigates in what ways the EU has sought to reengage with India on development cooperation post-graduation and to what extent this reengagement has corresponded to the EU’s increasing acknowledgement of India as a development partner rather than as an aid recipient.

Post Description

  • Publication year: 2021
  • Content type: Journal Article
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive
  • Cooperation context: Trilateral
  • Region (country): All
  • Sector: Multisectoral
  • Institution (publication): Global Affairs
  • Author (and co-authors): Pascaline Winand
  • Keywords: India-EU, trilateral cooperation
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