Lecture: Indian Development Aid: Prospects and Challenges by Prof. Dr. Rajendra Jain

Chair: Prof. Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris, KU Leuven


India’s development assistance programme – officially termed as “development cooperation” in the spirit of South-South cooperation – has been in existence since the 1950s. The lecture will examine the philosophy, the main features and components, the objectives, and the geographical focus of Indian development assistance. It will discuss the key changes in the 2000s culminating in the establishment of the Development Partnership Administration in 2012 and conclude with reflections on the key challenges and prospects of Indian development cooperation.

Where? Auditory MSI 01.12, Erasmusplein 2, Leuven
When? Friday 16 October 2015, 14:30-16:30
Registration: Participation is free, but prior registration is required at conference@ggs.kuleuven.be (before 14 October 2015).