Past Event


Book launch: India’s Approach to Development Cooperation

29 June 2016 12:00–13:30

Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road,
East Sussex BN1 9RE

India is emerging as a key player in the development cooperation arena, not only because of the increasing volume and reach of its south-south cooperation, but more so because of its leadership and advocacy for the development of a distinctly southern development discourse and knowledge generation.

This book, edited by Sachin Chaturvedi and Anthea Mulakala, traces and analyses the development of Indian development cooperation. It highlights its significance both to global development and as an effective tool of Indian foreign policy.

Focusing on how India has played an important role in supporting development efforts of partner countries in South Asia and beyond through its various initiatives in the realm of development cooperation, the book tracks the evolution, trends and the challenges India faces in the current international context.

The contributions provide a rich mix of academic and government, policy and practice, Indian and external perspectives. Theory is complemented with empirical research, and case studies on countries and sectors as well as comparisons with other aid providing countries are presented.

The moderated discussion will provide a glimpse into the diverse issues covered in the book.


  • Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
  • Anthea Mulakal, The Asia Foundation
  • Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge
  • Prabodh Saxena, Principle Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh
  • Taidong Zhou, Development Research Center
  • Supriya Roychoudhury, Crisis Action

Key contacts

Louise Oakley

Research and Learning Programme Manager


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