Development Cooperation Partnerships:
Forging an EU-India-Japan Trilateral in Africa
This paper explores a tripartite mode of cooperation in Africa between India, the EU and Japan as development partners. Such a partnership could be built drawing on the liberal values that the three actors hold in promoting development cooperation on the continent. We argue that this tripartite cooperation is attractive strategically, leveraging the strengths of each of the partners – for example, in presence, funds, and competitive edge – while ensuring that limited capabilities are effectively spent.