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Programme Objectives

The processes of global economic integration bring with them both challenges and opportunities for developing countries, as their growth dynamics depend increasingly on the external economic environment. In particular, policies of multilateral organizations such as the WTO, the World Bank and IMF, other UN bodies, regional development banks and regional associations/blocs have an important bearing on their development prospects. The developing countries in general lack of capabilities to analyze the implications of emerging global trends for their economic growth. This adversely affects their ability to influence the outcomes of the international negotiations for protecting their interests and adopting policies to maximize advantages and minimize adjustment costs.

The objective of IEIDP Programme is to contribute to the building of analytical capacity in developing countries in the realm of international development policy. The Programme includes capacity building in areas such as global trading system and the WTO, international monetary and financial systems, South-South cooperation, regional economic cooperation, foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, technology transfer and new technology in development, development policy reforms, among others. The Programme is expected to equip the participants with capabilities to understand and systematically analyze the implications of different global economic trends for their home countries and to work out suitable policy options and responses.

Programme Details

The Programme covers modules of intensive instructions on global economic issues and negotiations of contemporary relevance, interspersed with study trips and workshops. Participants would also be expected to prepare and make presentations on select issues in consultation with the Course Director.


 In 2020The Course held from 10 February 2020 to 06 March 2020 (Four Weeks).


The Programme is open to government officials, diplomats, academicians and journalists from developing and transition economies, dealing with international economic and developmental policy issues.


The Programme covers return travel of the participants between his/her home country and India, living and subsistence allowance, and admissible medical expenses for the duration of the Programme in New Delhi, as per the rules governing ITEC/ SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.


Interested applicants should apply on a prescribed form available with the Indian Missions in their home countries attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a brief proposal on how the programme could be useful for their work,  through Indian Missions. However, in exceptional cases, applications can be considered beyond this date.


Course Director

Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi 
Director General, RIS
Tel. : 91-11-24682176,
Fax : 91-11-24682173-74

For any queries related to the course, please contact:
Mr Mahesh C. Arora
Director (Finance & Administration),
RIS Tel. : +91-11- 2468 2177-80 (Ext. 147),
Mobile No. : +91-7827499097


Last date for submission of Application Form to Indian Missions: will be announced soon