Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Ongoing Details

Capacity Building Initiative for Trade Development in India

Project Leader: Nora Plaisier (Ecorys Nederlands BV), Arpita Mukherjee (ICRIER) and Rohan Krishnan (Ecorys India)
Research Team: Tanu M Goyal, Smita Miglani
Commencement: April 2015
Funded by: European Community, represented by the Delegation of the European Union to India

India and the European Union has longstanding economic and trade relationship.  This project with an overall funding of Euro 750,000 aims to enhance trade–related capacity building in India so as to meet the country’s development objective. The project has various components which include research, training, workshops and field visits, among others. This is a demand driven project and it is expected that it will meet the demand of the Indian policymakers and the European Commission and its member states. The project was given to a consortium of three research organisation – Ecorsys Nederlands BV, ICRIER and Ecorsys India within which ICRIER’s prime objective is to complete the research component. This would involve conducting research on 5 to 6 areas identified by the policymakers in India and the EU. In addition, ICRIER can help its consortium partners to organise training programmes, workshops, etc., for which collaboration and funding will be as and when required.