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Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository (GDPIR)

Why is it in the news?

  • Prime Minister of India announces the launch of Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository (GDPIR) and Social Impact Fund (SIF) during the Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit.


Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI)

·       Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) is defined as a set of shared digital systems that are secure, interoperable, built on open standards, and governed by legal frameworks.

·       DPIs provide equitable access to public and private services and drive development, inclusion, and innovation.

·       Examples of DPIs include Aadhaar, UPI (Unified Payments Interface), DigiLocker, and similar digital systems that enhance public service delivery at scale.


About GDPIR 

  • GDPIR is an India-led initiative developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It serves as a comprehensive resource hub for exchanging information and best practices related to Digital Public Infrastructures (DPIs).
  • GDPIR aims to bridge the knowledge gap required for the design, construction, deployment, and governance of DPIs. It showcases information in a standardized format from G20 members and guest nations that have developed DPIs at scale.
  • Currently, GDPIR features 54 DPIs from 16 countries, highlighting governance frameworks and expertise in this area.


About SIF

  • SIF is a government-led multi-stakeholder initiative designed to accelerate DPI implementation in global South countries.
  • India has pledged an initial commitment of 25 million USD to SIF, which will provide financial support and technical assistance to countries developing DPI systems.
  • SIF offers a platform for relevant stakeholders to contribute to the fund and support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries through DPIs.

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