ODE Updates: Volume IX

| 12 August 2022

1. Six countries take up IIIT-B’s open-source foundational identity platform, MOSIP. The institute intends to reach a billion people in the next couple of years out of the three billion people across the globe who do not have an identity.

2. In this opinion piece, Deepro Guha and Aishwarya Viswanathan examine how India’s homegrown digital solutions – including Aadhaar, UPI and CoWIN are being leveraged to further its own development agenda, as well as support its wider diplomatic efforts.

3. In this opinion piece, Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Sharad Sharma and Henri Verdier highlight how India’s ‘techno-legal’ approach to building digital infrastructure needs to be acknowledged as a means of bringing equality to digital markets.

4. This IMF working paper tracks lessons on financial inclusion for other countries based on India’s experience with India Stack, and the role it has played in building an inclusive digital economy from the bottom up.