Equitable and inclusive growth has metamorphosed from a peripheral issue to the core part of any governance agenda. Traditional models have inherent issues of scale and transparency that cannot address the aspirations of the socially excluded. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a critical enabler in improving the efficiency and transparency of social development and ensuring that the disadvantaged citizens receive what is rightfully due to them.
TCS leverages a diverse set of technologies, including open source technologies, to create ICT-enabled social development solutions, addressing the twin challenges of affordability and scalability.
The role of the government in developing economies is perhaps more critical and enhanced as compared to that in the developed economies. With many of the developing economies being characterized by a very heterogonous demographic mix and poor infrastructure, the challenge is to provide low-cost, yet high-quality, public services in a compressed time frame and ensure that the benefits of social welfare reach the deserving beneficiaries in the right proportion and at the right time.
The critical challenges include the following:
- Promoting equitable growth where every citizen receives the benefits of economic growth
- Bridging the rural-urban divide
- Reducing unemployment
- Mitigating social and financial exclusion
- Ensuring a transparent and accountable implementation of the government policies
What TCS Provides
TCS has a rich pedigree of creating innovative ICT solutions for inclusive growth and social development in the following areas:
- Financial inclusion
- Public healthcare
- Primary and secondary education
- Adult literacy and vocational skills
- Citizen services
- Food security
At present, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenge of inclusive growth and social development. Perhaps, no other organization has the capability, experience and the pedigree to create and implement disruptive solutions at the required scale and complexity.
The aspirations of the disadvantaged for a better life coupled with the growing divide between the affluent and poor are creating enormous social tensions across the world. Traditional approaches of social development and welfare will not suffice to address the challenges of scale, outreach and heterogeneity.
Our game-changing social development solutions address the following challenges:
Our solutions result in positive on-ground outcomes that improve the quality of life of the under-served citizens of India.