Succeeding as an independent consultant in India

Where are the best networking opportunities for consultants in India? Photo by: M M / CC BY-SA

The World Bank Group remains one of India’s biggest donors, with $26.7 billion in commitments, while the International Finance Corporation’s portfolio numbers $5.6 billion. And with hundreds of other donors and organizations funding and implementing projects throughout the country, several cities have emerged as hubs for development professionals.

“[The] development sector in India is growing and has diversified quite a bit and there are a lot of opportunities,” said Tushita Mukherjee, who consults remotely from South Africa, having previously worked with several United Nations agencies and GiZ in her native India.

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    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.