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Lessons from India in Digital Disruption

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New technology, institutions, and regulations can help countries to re-imagine education and health, build human capital, and prepare their youth for the jobs of tomorrow. India's successes should inspire other developing countries to embrace equally bold and inclusive digital ambitions. OXFORD – Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should be effective, efficient, fair, data-driven, and responsive to individual needs. And the groundwork to turn this vision into reality needs to be laid now.  Europe’s Silent Majority Speaks Out PictRider/Getty

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New technology, institutions, and regulations can help countries to re-imagine education and health, build human capital, and prepare their youth for the jobs of tomorrow. India's successes should inspire other developing countries to embrace equally bold and inclusive digital ambitions.

OXFORD – Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should be effective, efficient, fair, data-driven, and responsive to individual needs. And the groundwork to turn this vision into reality needs to be laid now. 

Managed wisely, data can be the key to providing quality health and education services for all – at speed, at scale, and in a sustainable way – and to boosting social and economic inclusion. Alongside these exciting opportunities, countries must also anticipate and manage the associated risks of the digital revolution. To this end, India’s pioneering use of data and technology offers four lessons for other developing countries.

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