Connected commerce: creating a roadmap for a digitally inclusive Bharat
NITI Aayog and Mastercard released a report titled ‘Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat’. The report identifies challenges in accelerating digital financial inclusion in India and provides recommendations for making digital services accessible to its 1.3 billion citizens. Based on five roundtable discussions held in October and November 2020, the report highlights key issues and opportunities,with inferences and recommendations on policy and capacity building across agriculture, small business (MSMEs), urban mobility and cyber security. Experts from the government, banking sector, the financial regulator, fintech enterprises, and various ecosystem innovators participated in the discussions led by NITI Aayog and supported by Mastercard.