New research collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

On the 2nd April, Araz Zirar and I (Ursula Davis, pictured below with Dr Choudhary and Professor Shankar, front row middle) had the opportunity to visit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi. Our host was the newly appointed Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences, Professor Ravi Shankar, and what a wonderful and attentiveRead more

Silvia Masiero: What digital technologies mean for India’s largest anti-poverty programme

According to the UN’s New Sustainable Development Agenda, state-level anti-poverty programmes are a core building block of global strategies for poverty alleviation. The notion of anti-poverty programmes encompasses all the schemes protecting the poor and vulnerable from food insecurity, lack of sustainable livelihoods, and all the problems that income poverty entails. These programmes take differentRead more

Rural sourcing in India

Outsourcing to India has long conjured up images of the gleaming city campuses of its business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, rather than modest centres along the dusty roads of the country’s rural hinterlands. But that could be set to change. As the term suggests, rural sourcing is the emerging practice of outsourcing information technology-enabled businessRead more