India is a growing global power and a key partner for the UK.

As India’s economy grows, poverty reduces and India has ever greater prominence in world affairs, the UK’s development partnership with India is evolving.

In a statement to Parliament on 9 November 2012, the Secretary of State for International Development announced that we have agreed with India to move to a new development relationship. From now on, the UK will approve no new financial grant aid to India. We will responsibly complete by 2015 all our commitments to on-going projects.

All new programmes will focus on sharing skills and expertise in priority areas such a growth, trade and investment, skills and health, or on making investments in private sector projects which create opportunities for the poor while generating a return. We will also strengthen our partnership with India on global development issues like food security and climate change.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in India, see the DFID India operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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