Indo – German Development Cooperation
A programme entitled ’48 Degrees‘ that took place in Delhi focussed on social and environmental issues
(© German Embassy, New Delhi)
India is one of Germany's most important partner countries in development cooperation (DC). Indo-German development cooperation is well integrated in the foreign policy framework of the relations between India and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Germany views India as an Anchor Country, which means that India is no longer viewed purely as a developing country. The support from Germany is therefore based on the sharing of know-how.
Germany and India are equally committed in achieving the Millenium Development Goals. Further, we want to tackle global challenges in the fields of climate and environment. This was emphasised during the visit of the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel to India in October 2007.
Activities of Indo-German development cooperation focus on the energy sector, the environment and sustainable economic development. Moreover, many German government funded non-governmental organisations, political foundations as well as churches are active all over the country.