The future of India’s development cooperation: engaging and partnering with civil society or non-state organisations

There is a growing need and significance of development cooperation in India’s foreign policy and international engagement, especially in South-South Cooperation. This policy brief argues for greater institutional space for the serious involvement of non-government stakeholders; Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). It first lays down the policy rationale for civil society participation, then looks at options to involve CSOs and NGOs and concludes by recommending how the expertise of CSOs and NGOs could be tapped in managing and evaluating development cooperation projects and partnerships.

Post description

  • Publication year: 2017
  • Content type: Policy brief
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive (Lines of credit, grants and loans, and technical assistance).
  • Cooperation context: Multilateral
  • Sector: Multisectoral
  • Institution (publication): Jindal School of International Affairs (and The Asia Foundation)
  • Author (and co-authors): Aparna Raman
  • Keywords: South-South cooperation; India’s development cooperation; policy process; India’s international engagement; civil society; CSOs
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