National Consultation with Civil Society Organizations, Media and Parliamentarians
On ‘Future of Development Cooperation: Policy Priorities for an Emerging India
The Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance (ISDG) in partnership with Oxfam-India has organised four National Consultations on the Future of India’s Development Co-opertion. This was an attempt to facilitate consultation and informed discussion on strengthening the effectiveness of the India’s international aid/cooperation. Jointly organised by ISDG and Oxfam-India, these consultations primarily seek to bring together policy researchers, civil society leaders, media practitioners and parliamentarians to explore ways and means to make India’s international development cooperation more effective. This is also part of the initiative to facilitate a more informed participation of people in the public policy dialogues.
The consultations were held at three cities viz. Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi. First consultations were held at Pune on 18th February 2017 and the second one in New Delhi on 20th February 2017 at the India International Centre. The third consultation was held in Bangalore on 24th March. The fourth and the last consultation was held with Parliamentarians at the Constitution Club, New Delhi on 28th March 2017. Organisations such as CBPS, Bangalore, NCAS, Pune, NFI, CBGA, Delhi etc. major media personnel, parliamentarians including, Rajya Sabha Vice President P.J.Kurien, Shasi Tharoor. M.P and other M.Ps participated in the events. The National Consultations are based on the findings of the research project ‘India’s Development Cooperation–Challenges and Opportunities’ conducted by ISDG in collaboration with Oxfam-India.