Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

India’s role in the economic stabilisation of Afghanistan

The international military drawdown from Afghanistan led to a fall in the international financial assistance to the country. Against this background, the paper at hand explores India’s role in the future economic stabilisation of Afghanistan by examining the possibility of shifting away from quick impact projects and embracing alternative economic livelihoods programmes, critical for the long-term stability of the country.

The author, Dr D’Souza argues that for India, which has adopted a minimalist role in Afghanistan’s security sector, economic assistance is the most effective tool to further its security, economic and geopolitical interests vis-à-vis the conflict-ridden country in its extended neighbourhood. One of the largest bilateral donor nations to Afghanistan since 2001, India is now confronted with the challenge of maintaining its economic and development activities amidst drastic changes in the security and political dynamics within Afghanistan.

This publication is part of a collaboration of the FES Regional Peace and Security Programme and the FES Afghanistan office.

D'Souza, Shanthie Mariet

India's role in the economic stabilisation of Afghanistan

Dr. Shanthie Mariet D'Souza. - Kabul : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afghanistan Office, [2016]<
Kabul, 2016

Download publication (420 KB, PDF-File)

FES in Asia

This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.

It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.  

News

  • 21.09.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    International Peace Day: Civil society organizations call for end of Korean War

    More than 350 South Korean and international civil society organizations, including the Korea office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, have launched a...

    more information

  • 18.09.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

    The future is now! Young Afghans join forces for inclusion and equality

    Women leadership in Afghanistan is neither an anomaly nor unheard of – but especially with the peace process gaining traction, it certainly takes...

    more information

  • | News

    Episode 02: A new Indo-Pacific and India's changing foreign policy

    We explore India’s changing foreign and security policy in its neighborhood, its complex relations with China and the role of the European Union with...

    more information

back to top