South Asia and Beyond

Building for Billions

NEW DELHI: Last weekend, India hosted the summit meeting of the G20 countries. As the host country, India can take comfort from the consensus outcome. It should feel particularly chuffed with respect to the endorsement it got from the global high table for the India way of empowerment through digital technology. As a result, India’s strategy of generating Digital Public Goods
(DPGs)—like Aadhaar, UPI—to achieve public good at population scale will now be offered as a template for other countries to adopt. To flesh out the implications of this vote of support for the Indian version of DPGs we spoke to Rahul Matthan, partner, at the law firm Trilegal. Rahul has worked closely on the evolution of the DPG framework, giving him a vantage view of the latest development.

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