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Centre for Development Policy and Research

Development Viewpoint N.69 has been published

23 January 2012

The Centre for Development Policy and Research is pleased to announce the publication of Development Viewpoint #69 “India’s Software and IT Services Sector: An Elite Enclave or a Boon to Development?” The author, Grace Kite of the Economics Department at SOAS, presents extensive empirical evidence that contradicts the prevailing view that this elite, isolated sector has little positive impact on India’s overall economic development. Instead, she argues that its extensive forward and backward linkages throughout the economy, especially since the mid 2000s, double the impact of its own output.