Building India’s Digital Highways: The Potential of Open Digital Ecosystems (ODEs)

India, and the world at large, are at the cusp of a paradigm shift in the way digital solutions are being deployed for large-scale societal impact. We are now witnessing a shift to the “3.0” era of platformization–a service delivery construct where shared public technology infrastructure is leveraged by both government and private sector entities to unlock new solutions and enhance end-user experience. We call this paradigm shift the ‘Open Digital Ecosystem’ (ODE) approach. ODEs are: “open and secure digital platforms that enable a community of actors to unlock transformative solutions for society, based on a robust governance framework”.

This report, by Boston Consulting Group and Omidyar Network India, discusses both the ‘tech’ and ‘non-tech’ dimensions of the ODE approach, establishes the key building blocks of ODEs, estimates the potential benefits and identifies critical risks, and charts a roadmap for the successful adoption and implementation of ‘responsible’ ODEs.

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