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  • 18 June, 2020

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Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)

  • ITEC Programme was launched in 1964 by the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The ITEC Programme is fully funded by the Government of India.
  • The Programme is essentially bilateral in nature. However, in recent years, ITEC resources have also been used for cooperation programmes conceived in a regional and inter-regional context such as the Economic Commission for Africa, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO and Group of 77.
  • Under ITEC and its sister programme SCAAP (Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme), 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over six decades of India's existence as a free nation.

Components:

  • Training (civilian and defence) in India of nominees from ITEC partner countries;
  • Projects and project-related activities such as feasibility studies and consultancy services;
  • Deputation of Indian experts abroad;
  • Study Tours;
  • Gifts/Donations of equipment at the request of ITEC partner countries; and
  • Aid for Disaster Relief.

The division of Development Partnership Administration (DPA) in the Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal division for handling all capacity-building programmes.

Source: PIB


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