India is one of Germany’s most important development partners. Both countries have been working side by side for 60 years now. Taking responsibility for global issues, they strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to make economic growth more inclusive and sustainable. What’s Up, Germany? looks at the key areas of Indo-German development cooperation.
Times have changed and so has India. Its development requirements have evolved over the years. First, Indo-German development cooperation (DC) focused largely on industrial growth. Later, poverty reduction and rural development became a priority. Today, after 60 years, the main areas of Indo-German development cooperation are energy, environment and sustainable urban development. The know-how and expertise that Germany shares with India is the main value-add.