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Expanding Tradable Benefits of Trans-boundary Water: Promoting Navigational Usage of Inland Waterways in Ganga and Brahmaputra Basins (IW)

CUTS International, with the support from The Asia Foundation (TAF), is one of the partners under the Civil Society Fund (CSF) of the South Asia Water Governance Program (SAWGP). Under this project, CUTS aims to contribute to improving institutions (i.e. policies, laws, and regulations) for inland waterways governance with particular emphasis on transport connectivity and livelihood in the BBIN region.

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Food Security in India The Interactions of Climate Change, Economics, Politics and Trade (FOODSEC)

Project aims to explore a model for analysing food security in India through the interactions of climate change, economics, politics and trade. It is based on the premise that a broad but a concrete empirical approach is needed to understand the mechanisms of food security i.e. an institutional approach addressing how various kinds of food production and distribution institutions operate and interact to produce a combination of entitlements that can ensure household food security.

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Development Dimensions of National Foreign Trade Policy of India (NFTP)

This project aims at enhancing the developmental outcomes of India’s National Foreign Trade Policy (NFTP), by addressing existing gaps in NFTP’s inclusiveness and its coordination with external trade negotiations, fostering linkages between the NFTP and FDI policy, and exploring new avenues for using the NFTP for strengthening the participation of Indian business units in regional/global value chains.

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Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio Promoting water, food and energy security in South Asia (SDIP)

CUTS International, with the support from Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is one of the portfolio partners for the recently developed Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) for South Asia. This 12 years investment strategy aims to achieve increased water, food and energy security in South Asia to facilitate economic growth and improve livelihoods, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and girls. The project will be implemented for 12 years in three phases of four years each. CUTS will be implementing the first phase of this investment portfolio from October 2013 to October 2016.

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