Declaring it one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century, the Obama Administration is engaged in a strategic partnership with India consistent with its status as a regional power, its performance as a successful free-market democracy, and its commitment to improving conditions for the millions of its citizens who live in poverty.
USAID is working with multiple public- and private-sector partners in India to develop, test and deploy innovative technologies that address global challenges of health, food security and climate change.
USAID works to improve the health of vulnerable populations in India by applying innovative health-system solutions to address some of India’s most pressing health challenges. USAID in India helps build the capacity of national- and state-level institutions and demonstrates high-impact best practices in the areas of: family planning and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; and global disease threats including HIV/AIDS, polio and tuberculosis.
Agriculture and Food Security
In November 2010, Prime Minister Singh and President Obama agreed to work together to develop, test and replicate transformative technologies to extend food security in India as part of a new “Evergreen Revolution.” This new U.S.-India partnership will extend food security and benefit farmers and consumers. It will adapt technological advances and innovative solutions to address agriculture and food security concerns through a new model for collaboration that includes partnering with private and public entities.
Energy, Environment and Global Climate Change
As the world’s third largest carbon emitter, India is a top priority for the U.S. Presidential Global Climate Change Initiative. By supporting India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change, USAID is helping to propel India along a low carbon, economic growth pathway by expanding new markets for green technologies and innovations and by improving the country's forest management and its water management. In particular, the objective is to leverage substantial private investment through new partnerships in the clean energy and forestry sectors.
USAID’s new education program aims to complement the Government of India’s efforts to improve the quality of basic education through teacher education and early grade reading interventions.
Last updated: May 10, 2013