ISB launches multi-disciplinary research project to study Aadhar impact

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on July 05, 2017

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has taken up multi-disciplinary research initiative on Aadhaar and its implications.

The research will be taken as part of the Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) launched by the Hyderabad-based business school which also has a campus in Mohali.

The school will engage with researchers and academic institutions from India and abroad to promote an ecosystem of academic research on Aadhaar. The initial phase of the research will cover the impact of Aadhaar in areas such as benefit transfers, financial inclusion, healthcare schemes, public distribution systems and public policy.

ISB is excited to be leading the Digital Identity Research Initiative as we are confident that this research will be path-breaking and will translate into knowledge with immediate application for policy makers, educators, service providers, and entrepreneurs,’’ Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB said in a release issued here on Wednesday.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI, said an evidence-based debate on the salient issues around digital identity, specifically Aadhaar, will go a long way in strengthening the efforts of the government.

The DIRI at ISB has received support from Omidyar Network through a grant of $2 million for a period of two years.

On this occasion, IDinsight’s State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17 was also released.

Published on July 05, 2017
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