LIRNEasia, an Asia Pacific think tank focussed on digital policy, tied up with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), to take part in a global study funded by the Canada’s International Development Centre to assess the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 by analysing access to services, with a focus on digital technologies in healthcare, education and work. A face-to-face survey was conducted between March and August 2021, with a sample group of 7,000 individuals from all States, barring Kerala. Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Assam had 500 households each participating in the survey, while the remaining 5,000 households were spread across the rest of the country. The sample was nationally representative of the population above 15 years in terms of gender, socio-economic classifications and the urban-rural divide. (Read More)
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