This is a 3-year project, funded by UK Economic and Social Research council (ESRC). The project will run from 2021-24, in partnership with the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) at University of Sussex, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), and the Centre for Development economics at the Delhi School of Economics (DSE).
The research is aimed at understanding which factors stimulate or hamper trade relations between the UK and India through analysis at various levels – generating macro and micro evidence on effects, considering not just the trade flows generated or inhibited, but also likely effects on development outcomes – skills, jobs, and poverty, focusing on mutually beneficial partnerships for effective development. We also intend to contribute to policy and practice of designing a future strengthened UK-India relationship by engaging policy makers and industry associations early on with the research, as well as and inviting them to review and discuss findings and lessons, as we also aim to analyse the realities of implementing the findings.
Regular updates will be added on this page as the project progresses over the three years. Further details are available on request from the team.
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