The mobile communications services industry in India: has it led to India becoming a manufacturing hub for telecommunication equipments?

The growth performance of the Indian mobile communications services industry is now reasonably well recorded. It is one of the few industries in India which has travelled significantly from being a monopolistic and somnolent industry from the innovation point of view to an extremely competitive and technologically speaking dynamic industry.

Can e-governance reduce capture of public programmes? Experimental evidence from India’s employment guarantee scheme in Bihar

Low administrative capacity and pervasive corruption constrain the performance of social insurance programs in many low-income settings. The increasing availability of e-governance, i.e., the application of information and communication technology for delivering public services,

Social technologies and public policies in Brazil

Tthe definition of Social Technologies (STs)  encompasses aspects of innovation in the use of technologies, interaction with the community, and the potential to transform social realities and to be scaled up and replicated in other contexts.

A ‘Third Umpire’ for policing in South Africa: applying body cameras in the Western Cape

Technological innovations are having a profound effect on the form and content of policing. But what are the possibilities for the use of these new technologies for improving law enforcement in the global South? A new initiative led by the Brazil-based Igarapé Institute is testing this question.

Releasing children’s potential and minimizing risks: ICTs, the Internet and violence against children

The challenge of creating a safe online environment for children lies in developing a range of responses that strike the appropriate balance between maximising the potential of ICTs to promote and protect children’s rights while minimising the risk and ensuring children’s safety and protection.

Net neutrality and antitrust: options for India

In India, net neutrality continues to remain at the centre of a highly complex policy debate. It defies definition and throws up difficult questions over substantive as well as implementation-related aspects of access to the internet. Until recently, the country had not had the opportunity to display public support for the principles enshrined by net neutrality.

Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development

The discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has renewed interest in strengthening the quality and availability of statistics for management, program design and monitoring performance.

Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts

This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts: What is the recent evidence of the role of social media in post-conflict and fragile contexts with regards to conflict management? Some of the roles social media has played in conflict management include:

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