Emerging economies as sources of investment and appropriate technology: evidence from India

The BICS countries (Brazil, India, China, and South Africa) have developed strong linkages with fellow developing countries in the realms of trade, investment and technology. This paper analyses the major trends in India’s linkages with other developing countries with specific focus on technology.

Trade facilitation, information technology and SMEs: emerging evidences from India

India undertook focused and dedicated trade facilitation (TF) initiatives for improving infrastructure and the regulatory regime dealing with its external sector. Information technology (IT) and information technology enabled services (ITES) are prominently placed centre-stage of the trade process reforms.

India 2050: can we celebrate the centenary of the republic as a developed country?

Today, there is a great disparity of incomes between developed and developing countries perhaps partly as a legacy of the colonial period. According to the World Bank figures, in 2009, per capita income of developing countries in terms of dollars adjusted for purchasing power parity (in 2005 prices) was about $5000, only 15 per cent of that of the developed countries.

Nanotechnology development in India: an overview

Nanotechnology has been heralded as a revolutionary technology by many scholars worldwide.

Self Help Group bank linkage: through the responsible finance lens

The self-help group (SHG) program began as a women’s empowerment initiative in the 1980’s and added a significant component in 1992, when it linked a small number of SHGs with banks. The objective of this report is to review the group dynamics in terms of financial transactions, decision making, cohesiveness, transparency and acceptance towards technology and new policy.

Impact of EKO’s SimpliBank on the saving behaviour and practices of low income customers: the Indian experience

India has the second largest financially excluded poor in the world, yet given the rising mobile phone usage in the country, m-banking has a great potential for reaching unbanked population. In this respect, EKO mobile banking is an early mover in offering basic saving account to the poor in partnership with the State Bank of India on a low cost banking platform.

South-south technology transfer: criteria for evaluation of public policies in the BRICS countries

This Policy Brief reviews the existing literature concerned with analytical and conceptual models to evaluate technology transfer (TT) practices in cooperation projects, aiming at contributing to the formulation of effective public policies for the technological development in the BRICS countries.

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