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- The Economist on Aadhaar: Governments could encourage the emergence of new services by opening up more of their own data vaults or managing crucial parts of the data economy as public infrastructure, as India does with its digital-identity system, Aadhaar.
- Bill Gates on Aadhaar: It is a unique and stellar move to streamline all processes. India has all the pieces in place for a compelling vision for digital financial inclusion. Aadhar will convert a cumbersome, paper-based account opening process into a 30-second all-digital system.
- Bill Gates: India to be most digitised economy in 7 years.
- Raoul Pal: With Aadhaar, India has, without question, made the largest technological breakthrough of any nation in living memory
- Sundar Pichai : Innovation being done by Aadhar, will be as revolutionary as Google maps
- United Nations: Programmes such as Aadhaar have tremendous potential to foster inclusion by giving all people, including the poorest and most marginalized, an official identity.
- World Bank Chief Economist: ‘Adhaar’ most sophisticated ID programme in the world
- World Bank to UIDAI: Please share your experiences on Aadhaar with other countries
- World Bank: India’s Aadhaar helps ensure that benefits and subsidies reach only the intended beneficiaries, generated enough savings to pay for itself.
- World Bank heaps praise on Aadhaar, says India saves about $1 billion a year.
- Economist : With Aadhaar, India has unexpectedly leapfrogged every country. Aadhaar is technical wizardry worthy of Stockholm or New York.
- Tilman Ehrbeck, Partner at Philanthropic Investment firm Omidyar Network: The “India Stack” is the most exciting technology platform for financial inclusion in the world today. http://m.economictimes.com/small-biz/security-tech/technology/innovations-for-cashless-economy-can-india-have-a-digital-sovereign-currency/articleshow/58431139.cms
- Omidyar network : India is creating the most exciting technology platform for financial inclusion, based on Aadhaar
- Vivek Wadhwa, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University: Aadhaar is the largest and most successful I.T. project in the world. India may have leapfrogged the U.S. technology industry with simple and practical innovations. Aadhar has created the foundation for a digital economy.
- Soumitra Dutta, founding dean of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University: Aadhaar a definite step forward despite security concerns… India has no choice but to be ready to be a digital economy. The benefits of Aadhaar far outweigh the risks in my view.
- Arun Mohan Sukumar, Head of Cyber Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation: Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.