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Wiring Rural India

June 18th, 2003 · No Comments

Aditya Dev Sood has “a survey of the problems and possibilities of digital development”:

To effectively drive digital development in India, therefore, we need a new pattern of interaction between the different estates of our society, so as to maximally utilize their respective expertise and abilities. We will need: (i) well funded centers of research into technology, media and the social sciences, where new ideas and new models of development, governance, and business can be generated, (ii) venture capital funds and new hybrid public-private corporate entities directed towards the development of social and human infrastructure, (iii) authoritative and responsible civil society organizations that work with, rather than either against or in parallel with the state and private sectors, and (iv) governments and bureaucracies that work in transparent dialogue with these other estates.

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