The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program was launched by a decision of the Indian Council of Ministers on 15 September 1964 as a bilateral assistance program of the Government of India for developing countries in Asia and Africa. , Eastern Europe, Central and Latin America, the Pacific and small islands.

The goal is to share the experiences gained in development for more than five decades. The program covers various fields including: information technology, journalism, finance and audit, rural development, environment, English courses, business management, telecommunications, etc.

As part of the program, the Government of India offers short-term training courses. The ITEC program is managed by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India. All expenses including airfare, boarding, accommodation, training costs, etc. are covered by the Indian Government. This program aims essentially to improve the level of study and skills of professionals from the public and private sector. Interested parties are required to submit their applications through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Madagascar. Information about the ITEC program is available at:

ITEC is the flagship program of the Indian Government as part of capacity building efforts, not only because of its size and wide geographical coverage, but also because of its innovative forms of technical cooperation. The ITEC program is a visible symbol of India’s role and contribution to South-South cooperation.

A hundred Malagasy professionals from the public and private sectors benefit from this program.
For more details on the ITEC program and procedures. Please visit: