Tag Search: “technology”
UPI: A game changer towards achieving a cashless economy
Since the launch of the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), the volume of digital transactions in India has increased exponentially over the last few years. Shamim Ara highlights the trends in the expans...
- Shamim Ara
- 22 May, 2023
Old habits and new norms
As schools reopen and memories of the pandemic fade, Madhav Chavan takes stock of practices and ideas that have become the ‘new normal’. He highlights the increase in enrollment and absence of learnin...
- Madhav Chavan
- 01 May, 2023
AI and services-led growth: Evidence from Indian job adverts
Using a new dataset of online vacancies from India’s largest jobs website, Copestake et al. document near-exponential growth in the demand for artificial intelligence-related skills in the services s...
- Alexander Copestake Max Marczinek Ashley Pople Katherine Stapleton
- 19 April, 2023
Low-tech and teacher support interventions during school closures
School closures during Covid-19 significantly impacted early childhood education, especially in households without sufficient parental engagement. Using data from households affiliated with Balwadis a...
- Pooja Pandey Avinash Reddy Pichhili Aditya Narayan Rai Karan Singhal Nisha Pankaj Vernekar
- 03 April, 2023
The gendered employment effects of mobile internet access in developing countries
In the third post of I4I’s month-long campaign to mark International Women’s Day 2023, Goldberg and Chiplunkar look at 3G internet coverage in 14 countries, and find that access to mobile internet all...
- Gaurav Chiplunkar Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg
- 10 March, 2023
I4I@10 | First Ashok Kotwal Memorial Lecture: The future of development
What is the 'fourth' fundamental law of capitalism? Will capital ‘inherit the earth’? Has the pandemic quickened the intuitive appeal of the capital-labour substitution? Should sovereign funds be base...
- Debraj Ray I4I Team
- 30 January, 2023
The promise of technology for women’s employment
The growth of digital labour platforms holds tremendous potential to improve employment outcomes for India’s young, urban population. In this post, Farzana Afridi discusses the challenges in leveragin...
- Farzana Afridi
- 19 January, 2023
Phone-based assessment data: Triangulating schools’ learning outcomes
Recent research has shown that schools often report overestimated learning outcomes, as they fear adverse consequences if they report poor performance. In this post, Gupta et al. describe a pilot stud...
- Rahul Ahluwalia Vaani Chopra Saloni Gupta Niharika Gupta Azeem Panjwani Kumar Satyam Prakhar Singh
- 11 January, 2023
Analysing e-governance service delivery outcomes: Insights from eTaal
In this piece, Trivedi and Mumtaz attempt to analyse the performance of e-governance service delivery across different tiers of government and service categories, through the volume of end-to-end elec...
- Fatima Mumtaz Anand Trivedi
- 04 January, 2023
Mirroring realities: Digital technology through the eyes of women microentrepreneurs
The expansion of markets from physical spaces to e-commerce platforms during the pandemic widened the pre-existing digital gender divide in India. Employing the method of ‘auto-photography’, the team ...
- Aneysha Roy
- 29 November, 2022
- Notes from the Field
Electricity Act amendment: The need for a cautious approach
The recently proposed amendment to the Electricity Act, 2003 comes after nearly two decades with few legislative changes. In this post, Dixit and Josey review electricity sector developments, especial...
- Shantanu Dixit Ann Josey
- 23 September, 2022
How tradable services can aid the jobs challenge in India
Although the rising demand for services has led to its increased contribution to employment in many developing countries and globally, India's growth in services has not translated into a proportionat...
- Rupa Chanda
- 16 September, 2022