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PM announces Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository and Social Impact Fund to advance DPIs

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PM announces Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository and Social Impact Fund to advance DPIs

  • Recently, the Prime Minister of India announced the launch of two India-led initiatives at the Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit.
  • These include the Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository and a Social Impact Fund.

Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository (GDPIR)

  • Developed by MeitY to bridge the knowledge gap in DPI design, construction, deployment and governance.
  • A comprehensive resource hub, pooling essential lessons and expertise from G20 members and guest nations.
  • Currently, the GDPIR features 54 DPIs from 16 countries.
  • The DPIs from India incorporated in the GDPIR are
    • Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), DigiLocker, Umang, eSanjeevani, API Setu, Co-WIN, Government e-marketplace, Diksha, E-Hospital, Poshan Tracker and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

Social Impact Fund (SIF)

  • Announced by the Indian Prime Minister to advance DPI implementation in the global south.
  • Government-led, multistakeholder initiative offering financial support for DPI systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) .
  • It offers a platform for governments, international organizations, and philanthropic entities to contribute and accelerate SDGs achievement through DPIs in LMICs.
  • India pledges an initial commitment of 25 million USD to the SIF.

DPI Deliverables

  • The Digital Economy Ministers’ Meeting (DEMM) unanimously endorsed three DPI deliverables, which included
    • A Framework for building DPI
    • Mobilizing finances for DPI development in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
    • The creation of a Global DPI Repository (GDPIR) for information exchange and best practices.
  • This landmark consensus was also affirmed as a part of the G20 New Delhi Leaders' Declaration (NDLD).

Prelims Takeaway

  • Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository (GDPIR)
  • Digital Public Infrastructure
  • Social Impact Fund (SIF)

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