Since 2009, The Asia Foundation has supported India’s development and economic growth agenda and its engagement in regional and global affairs. The Foundation works with civil society organizations, government agencies, and the private sector on programs that support inclusive economic growth, women’s empowerment, environmental resilience, and international development cooperation. Our office in India serves as a focal point for the Foundation’s regional programs in South Asia.
Support Networks for GBV Survivors
Our India office leads a multi-country research project to study screening and support services for trafficking and gender-based violence survivors in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The project will provide national and regional recommendations to government and non-government stakeholders. The Foundation also supports vulnerability mapping in the state of Jharkhand, a trafficking hotspot, to inform the government’s preventative measures.
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India-U.S. Triangular Development Partnership
The Asia Foundation is implementing the India-U.S. Triangular Development Partnership (TriDeP) program, that aims to enhance India’s development cooperation footprint in support of the U.S. and India’s mutual aims in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The project focuses on three core areas: disaster risk reduction, climate smart agriculture, and renewable energy. In countries across the region, TriDeP will establish partnerships with government, civil society, business corporations, think tanks, and academic institutions. Through Indian Centres of Excellence, training institutes, and the private sector activities, TriDeP will build capacities, forge collaborations, and develop Triangular Cooperation projects to provide targeted assistance. TriDeP draws upon the Foundation’s six decades of experience operating in the Indo-Pacific, its operational infrastructure, and relationships in 18 countries in the region to transfer Indian innovations addressing challenges in agriculture, disaster management, and renewable energy. In doing so, TriDeP promotes India’s strong development expertise, expands joint U.S.-India development partnership, and fosters greater regional prosperity.
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