India’s development assistance has gained prominence in recent years, and there has been a sustained strengthening of ties with its neighbors. In this study hbs partner VANI takes a closer look at the strategic motives and socio-economic impacts of India’s development cooperation with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Combodia.
Indian civil society organizations contribute substantially to South-South Co-operation in Asia and Africa. A study by hbs partner PRIA draws lessons from the rich developmental practices of this sector and highlights the need of recognition and support from Indian policy makers.
India-Africa civil society reflections on the “Third India-Africa Forum Summit” held in October 2015. The publication is an event report on a seminar that brought civil society representatives from India and Africa to dialogue for greater developmental co-operation.
The recent establishment of the New (BRICS) Development Bank has raised hopes for new approaches in development finance, while fears emerged that social and environmental standards may being weakened. A new study looks at the experience and past performance of BRICS countries in development financing.
More and more Indian companies are investing in Africa. A new study by CUTS analyses the community-level and environmental impact of selected Indian mining and agricultural investments on the continent.
Asia, the world’s most populous continent, has been undergoing a dramatic transformation. Globalization and new technologies are leading millions of people out of poverty. At the same time thousands have to leave their country. A continent on the move.
"India's role in world economy and politics has rapidly expanded in the last 20 years, but much of Indian civil society takes little interest in these important developments. The Voluntary Associations Network of India (VANI) has created a resource book that analyses "India's Global Footprint" in fields such as trade, investment, and development cooperation, and looks at the country's role in international forums (BRICS, G20)
This second issue of "Perspectives Asia" provides a forum for the voices of authors from various Asian countries to express their thoughts on possible development models for the region. How can we achieve prosperity for all, without doing long-term damage to nature or threatening the subsistence of entire populations?
In this issue, our authors report on conflicts stemming from coal and copper mining in Afghanistan, India, and Myanmar. The articles on Cambodia and on Inner Mongolia in China illustrate how the traditional economic models and ways of life of indigenous populations suffer from the unrestrained exploitation of raw materials.
India’s global role, or rather perceived potential, is receiving unprecedented attention. But does India have the trappings of a big power and are its institutions ready to play a proactive role in the changing geo - economic, environmental and political context? How has Indian civil society responded to the developments over the past decade? This scoping paper by Benny Kuruvilla attempts to answer some of these questions
The instability in the South Asia revolves around the nature of relationship between Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle. Bilateral efforts some times ignore the wholistic view of conflicts. This trialogue provides a platform to policy makers, analysts and Track II representatives involving civil societies to discuss all issues comprehensively