Development Partnership has been one of the principal pillars of Indian foreign policy which is based on the principle of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” - the world is one family. Despite its own resource restraints, India has been one of the leading developing countries willing to share its developmental experience and technical expertise with other developing countries over the last seven decades in line with its firm and long-standing commitment to South-South cooperation and solidarity.
India’s development partnership model is based on trust, respect, sovereignty, transparency, collaboration and requirements of the partner countries. In recent years, India’s development partnership has grown significantly in scale and scope and is a mutually beneficial partnership that is human-centric in its approach. The contours of India’s development partnership programme are a reflection of a rising, aspirational India which considers its growth and development as not being separable from that of the countries of the Global South.
This edited volume is the compilation of views and papers presented by former diplomats, practitioners, academicians and policy makers at a two-day online National Seminar on ‘India’s Development Partnership: Expanding Vistas’ held on 15-16 June 2022. The Seminar was organized to mark the completion of ten years in 2022 of the Development Partnership Administration, which is responsible for implementing policy, project and capacity building initiatives within the Ministry of External Affairs of India, its achievements in expanding India’s Development Partnership and to discuss the way forward.
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