Project Leader: Pankaj Vashisht
Research Team: Anwarul Hoda and Durgesh K. Rai
Commencement: November 2016
Funded by: Oxford Policy Management
Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) is a DFID-funded aid for trade (AfT) and value-chain programme. It was initiated in 2014 to harness Indian resources (knowledge, technology, capital) to increase higher value-added exports from selected African countries to the Indian market and to third country markets. The selected programme countries are Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The programme is designed and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC). ICRIER, in association with Oxford Policy Management and International Economics, has been assigned the task of evaluating the SITA programme. The evaluation will assess whether the SITA idea works, and whether the worth, merit and value of the SITA programme is as conceptualised and designed. This includes learning about what does and does not work in DFID’s first South-South AfT and value chain programme; whether the programme has been successful in harnessing Indian resources (expertise, technology, capital) for the promotion of higher value-added African exports; whether it has been successful in increasing access to the Indian market and regional and third markets; and whether it has been successful in catalysing greater Indian FDI in programme countries; and whether there is a clear line of sight to poor workers, the intended beneficiaries.