Some ongoing IUNDPF projects:
- Sustainable economic development in Barbados
- Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Eritrea
- Promoting sustainable agriculture in Bhutan
- Strengthening disaster risk reduction in Maldives
These projects demonstrate the IUNDPF’s commitment to supporting Southern-owned and led, demand-driven, and transformational sustainable development projects across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
India’s diplomatic rise
- Building Stronger Ties with Developing Countries: The IUNDPF supports sustainable development projects in developing countries, particularly in areas such as climate change, poverty alleviation, and gender equality. This could provide India with greater diplomatic leverage in the future, particularly in multilateral forums such as the United Nations.
- Enhancing India’s Soft Power: The IUNDPF is a unique initiative that demonstrates India’s commitment to supporting sustainable development in developing countries and promoting South-South cooperation. By financing the fund entirely, India is able to showcase its leadership and commitment to global development. This enhances India’s soft power and helps to position it as a responsible global actor.
- Leveraging India’s Expertise: By promoting India’s expertise and resources, the IUNDPF helps to position India as a leader in these areas and enhances its reputation as a global development partner, particularly in areas such as technology and capacity building.
- Aligning with India’s Foreign Policy Priorities: The IUNDPF supports projects that align with India’s development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
This helps to ensure that India’s foreign policy is aligned with its domestic development agenda and promotes its vision of a more sustainable and equitable world.
Overall, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund has the potential to provide India with future diplomatic leverage by building stronger ties with developing countries, enhancing its soft power, promoting its expertise and resources, and aligning with its foreign policy priorities. By leveraging these benefits, India could enhance its influence and standing in the international community and promote its vision of a more sustainable and equitable world.