The ICRIER Prosus Centre for Internet and Digital Economy (IPCIDE), set up jointly by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), one of India’s premier economic think tanks, and Prosus Services B.V., the largest consumer Internet company in Europe, is focused towards building policy evidence to shape the next phase of India’s digital transformation.

The overarching objective of an efficient, inclusive and sustainable digital economy in India is being met through high-quality research, prominent networking events and resource banks that collectively assist in policy debate and design. We bring together stakeholders from the private sector, academia and government to develop thought leadership and enable the process of evidence-based policy making in India. The Centre also collaborates with other institutions, both inside and outside India, to deliver high quality research and assist policy formulation.

The Centre will produce a flagship report on the Status of India’s Digital Economy contextualising the growth opportunities and challenges related to connectivity, access, adoption and emerging technologies. In its first year the Centre will carry out an analysis of Public Digital Infrastructure and Platforms (PDIPs) and emerging technologies including digital currencies, AI and metaverse. On governance, the topics of privacy and competition will be covered.

The Centre’s activities are mentored by a group of eminent academics, policy makers and industry representatives.

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