State of India’s digital economy report 2023

The State of India’s Digital Economy (SIDE) Report measures and analyses India’s digital transformation using data, information and evidence that are specifically relevant to the Indian context. In this, the report departs from the norm for global studies. While global indicators go for breadth rather than depth by choosing the indicators that are easily available across a large number of countries, the SIDE report focuses chiefly on those indicators that matter for understanding India’s digital economy. It then finds the same data for comparator countries. The report also provides sub-national comparisons. This is a two-part report. The first part benchmarks the progress of India’s digital economy relative to the G20 countries. It also compares the performance across Indian states. The second part is a study of the rapid rise of DPIPs in India. It discusses the benefits they offer and the risks they are susceptible to.