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Can manufacturing change India’s demographic destiny?

Despite India’s substantial youth population, little concerted effort has been made by the government to ensure their accommodation in India’s labour market. Manufacturing could help partially address this, write Shubhranka Mondal and Pratibha Joshi. 

The current status of employment in India

India currently has the world’s largest youth population. The working age group of 15-59 years forms an overwhelmingly large percentage at […]

September 5th, 2018|Development, Economy, Featured, Technology|Comments Off on Can manufacturing change India’s demographic destiny?|
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    Social media: awakening, liberating and empowering the Pakistani voters

Social media: awakening, liberating and empowering the Pakistani voters

There are numerous video stories of disgruntled constituents facing off with politicians going viral on social media. With the rise of social media in particular and the electronic media in general, the culture of interaction between politicians and the general public has changed dramatically in recent years writes Khalid Jarral.

In the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan social media continues […]

July 10th, 2018|Development, Featured, Politics, Technology|Comments Off on Social media: awakening, liberating and empowering the Pakistani voters|

Is Sri Lanka missing out on Asia’s digital economy boom?

Although Asia’s digital economy is booming, there is a risk of some countries being left behind. Anishka De Zylva and Ganeshan Wignaraja make the case for why Sri Lanka must invest to benefit from Asia’s rapidly growing digital economy, and delineate a four-pronged approach that the country can follow. 
Asia’s digital economy is booming. By market capitalisation, about one-third of the largest […]

Cyber security: the potential for Japan-India cooperation

Japan is pushing to standardise cyber defence policy at the international level so that states can share rules and best practices, and thus isolate countries that do not commit to international norms. For all these reasons, Japan shares common ground with India. The two countries have built a special relationship over the last decade that represents one of the […]

June 12th, 2018|Security and Foreign Policy, Technology|Comments Off on Cyber security: the potential for Japan-India cooperation|
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    Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

As we look back on the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh summit, we select our top articles relating to the summit panels on minority and gender rights, civil society and the ‘idea of Bangladesh’, including two from LSE speakers, Professors Naila Kabeer and David Lewis. Covering a plethora of issues ranging from technology to the Rohingya refugee crisis, we hope you enjoy these articles […]

June 4th, 2018|Corruption, Environment, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special|
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    Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

Blockchain allows people to trace in almost real time each transaction in the process of selling a property, write Alexandru Oprunenco and Chami Akmeemana

The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars. Blockchain was first linked to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but it is a technology […]

May 18th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Development, Economy, Featured, Rural Areas, Technology|Comments Off on Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India|

Why India needs a Privacy Commissioner

The push towards the digital economy is leading to the digitisation of the lives of Indians in unprecedented ways as the population of the entire country become ‘data subjects’. Considering recent implications of data misuse and privacy breaches, a Privacy Commissioner is required to protect India’s data and its people, Manpreet Dhillon writes.   

India is a country of 1.2 […]

May 7th, 2018|Featured, Human Rights, Technology|Comments Off on Why India needs a Privacy Commissioner|
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    From science to insurgency: Looking back on women’s coverage week

From science to insurgency: Looking back on women’s coverage week

Earlier this year, South Asia @ LSE renewed its efforts to increase the number of women writers and also the amount of gender related content featured in the blog. As we approach two months since International Women’s Day, we return to some of the pressing issues facing women across an array of industries and activities, ranging from science to insurgency.

“The fact that […]

May 5th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, Media, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on From science to insurgency: Looking back on women’s coverage week|

The NRC as ‘Truth Machine’ in Assam

With the introduction of new forms of surveillance and an expansive list of criteria to meet, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has become the source of distress and even suicide, for residents of Assam unable to provide this information. Lawmakers, academics and members of civil society must thus consider the state’s accountability regarding this, writes Rafiul Ahmed. 

No one in Assam could […]

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    Digital South Asia: a brief history of telecom policies in the region

Digital South Asia: a brief history of telecom policies in the region

The telecom sector in South Asian countries have followed different trajectories with similar characteristics. Preeti Raghunath takes stock of policy developments in each of the South Asian countries.

Late last year, India put out a call for recommendations to the New Telecom Policy 2018 from its various stakeholders. In response, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in February laid […]

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