In India women, rural communities and the elderly struggle to gain the internet access they require to operate as democratic citizens in 2019. While the UN has welcomed India’s progress on making the internet more accessible to those who aren’t online, a broader understanding of participation and inclusion is needed for India to continue to progress argues Sharique Hassan […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]