decODE Reading List: Volume I

| 19 April 2021

A quick round-up of writing and developments — connected to ODEs and their principles — that we’ve read over the last few months.

In a post-Covid world, a new toolkit for governments – by Amitabh Kant & Arindam Bhattacharya

The authors discuss the emergence and adoption of ecosystems as businesses redefine strategies, enabled by digital infrastructure, data-sharing, and public policy for collaboration. Read more >>>.

How platform know-how can drive social inclusion and empower billions – by Sanjay Purohit & François Bonnici

This piece spotlights the building of societal platforms as shared public goods with open digital infrastructure that allows a plurality of approaches on a common backbone to promote inclusion and agency at scale. Read more >>>.

NPCI Creating Open-Source Platform For UPI

Speaking at RedSeer’s Ground Zero 4.0 Conference, Nandan Nilekani, co-founder and non-executive chairman of Infosys said that the National Payments Corporation of India is in the process of rolling out a completely open source platform for the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform. Read more >>>. 

Harnessing urban governance potential – NUDM launch

Several digital initiatives related to urban governance have been launched in the latter half of February, with a view to harness synergies from the domain of urban infrastructure and technology towards creating citizen-centric governance. Read more >>>.

India Maps the 21st Century: Ministry of Science & Technology

The Department of Science and Technology is announcing sweeping changes to India’s mapping policy, specifically for Indian companies, to realise India’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and the goal of a 5 trillion-dollar economy. Read more >>>.

Govt building ‘agri stack’ to give unique ID to every Indian farmer

According to this report, the Centre is in the process of creating a “digital agri-stack”, a hi-tech national farmers’ database that could give the government and agribusinesses unprecedented insights into the rural economy. Read more >>>.