The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) acknowledges India’s growing economy, rising geopolitical status, and remaining development challenges, while simultaneously building on USAID’s comparative advantage and long relationship with the country of India. The CDCS reflects a total recasting of the USAID-India relationship from a traditional donor-recipient relationship to a peer-to-peer partnership for addressing Indian and global development challenges. Given India’s growing financial and human resources, USAID’s comparative advantage is not its dollars; it is as a convener, accelerator, and broker. USAID can leverage a range of resources – partnerships, skills, expertise, and technologies – to identify, test, and scale innovations that sustainably advance economic development in India; and that have strong potential for development impact in other countries.
Last updated: July 01, 2013