The government has approved a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) among
India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) on mutual cooperation in public administration
and governance, information and broadcasting minister P R Dasmunsi said.
union cabinet today gave its approval to the draft MoU among IBSA on cooperation
in the field of public administration and governance," he said after the
Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
will provide a legal framework to the cooperation among the three countries in
the field of public administration and governance.
activities among the three sides will start after signing of the MoU by the three
countries in the second half of the, Dasmunsi added.
In 2004, India,
Brazil and South Africa, representing three major democracies in three different
corners of the globe, adopted a plan of action, the ''New Delhi Agenda for Cooperation''
to work together for leading South-South cooperation.
also proposed tackling poverty with a special fund to be managed by the United
Nations Development Fund (UNDP).