INDIA’S TRANSITION AS AN INTERNATIONAL DONOR
India has generally been perceived, globally and even domestically, as a major aid recipient. Very few people know that the country has already transitioned itself from a net aid receiver to a net aid donor during the last decade. In fact, India has been providing development assistance to other developing countries ever since Independence.
The Institute for Sustainable Development & Governance (ISDG), a policy research institute at Thiruvananthapuram has come out with a significant research report ‘Future of Development Cooperation: Policy Priorities for an Emerging India’ in collaboration with Oxfam India. The study attempts to analyse the role of India as an emerging donor in the international aid architecture in the context of growing South-South cooperation. The report provides key policy recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of India’s development cooperation.
The ISDG-Oxfam Report was released by Dr. Shashi Thaoor. MP , who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, on Wednesday, 28 September 2016, at Hotel Mascot, Thiruvananthapuram. Sri. Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, National Foundation for India, (NFI), New Delhi, delivered the keynote address. The function was followed by a Round Table on ‘Future of India’s Development Cooperation’.