OECD Projects Strong Growth for India Despite Global Challenges

OECD projects robust 7.8% GDP growth for India in 2024, despite global challenges. India's economic resilience and potential as a key driver of global growth highlighted.

Dil Bar Irshad
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OECD Projects Strong Growth for India Despite Global Challenges

OECD Projects Strong Growth for India Despite Global Challenges

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has projected a robust growth outlook for India in the coming years, despite the global economy facing various obstacles. According to the OECD's latest report, India's GDP is expected to grow at a rate of 7.8% in the fiscal year 2024, followed by a growth of 6.6% in the next two years.

This optimistic forecast for India comes as the OECD has also lifted its projections for global economic growth in 2024 and 2025. The organization now expects the global economy to experience a 3.1% increase in 2024 and a 3.2% pickup in 2025. However, the OECD cautioned that a significant setback could occur if there is an escalation of conflict in the Middle East, leading to a sharp rise in oil prices.

India's strong growth prospects, even amidst global challenges, highlight the country's economic resilience and potential. The OECD's projections underscore India's position as a key driver of global growth in the coming years.

The OECD report also addressed the inflation outlook, stating that inflation is expected to decline gradually in the coming years. This trend is anticipated to allow central banks, including the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to cut interest rates as inflationary pressures cool. The OECD specifically expects the RBI to cut rates by 125 basis points before March 2026.

The growth outlook for India remains promising, despite the uneven growth prospects across different regions. While the United States is expected to see a slowdown and the Eurozone is anticipated to experience a gradual rebound, India's growth trajectory remains strong. The OECD emphasized the need for continued efforts to control inflation and implement responsible fiscal policies to ensure long-term growth prospects.

In its report, the OECD stated, "The global economy has proved resilient, inflation has declined within sight of central bank targets, and risks to the outlook are becoming more balanced." The organization also highlighted the importance of ambitious structural policy reforms to enhance human capital and take advantage of technological advances.

Key Takeaways

  • OECD projects India's GDP to grow 7.8% in FY2024, 6.6% in FY2025-26.
  • OECD lifts global growth outlook to 3.1% in 2024 and 3.2% in 2025.
  • OECD expects RBI to cut rates by 125 bps as inflation declines.
  • India's growth resilient despite US slowdown and Eurozone rebound.
  • OECD emphasizes need for structural reforms to enhance human capital.