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Authors
World Bank Institute's Business, Competitiveness and Development team, the Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian Business Trust for HIV/AIDS
Title
Inclusive Responses to the HIV and AIDS Challenge: Experiences from the Indian IT Sector
Imprint
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Washington D.C., 2009
Url
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/CGCSRLP/Resources/WBI_Book.pdf
Description

"This report was prepared by the World Bank Institute’s Business, Competitiveness and Development (BCD) team, the Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian Business Trust for HIV/AIDS. The report team was led by Jenny Gold, Indira Sandilya, Michael Jarvis and Richa Pant. Overall guidance was provided by Djordjija Petkoski, Shefali Chaturvedi and Mohini Malhotra. The content of the report is based on inputs and experiences shared by leaders and focal persons from IT companies in India. The report team also benefited greatly from the assistance of Dr. Ramnik Ahuja, Poonam Sachdev and Alexandra Humme."

Abstract

"The report presents challenges, good practices and success stories about how IT companies in India are addressing the issues of HIV/AIDS. It demonstrates the mounting will and commitment of IT leaders to respond to the epidemic. The IT industry in India is young in terms of both its stage of development and the age of its workforce which averages 18-35 years. Reflecting the composition of the sector, the report documents the experiences not only of large companies in India’s IT sector, but also of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Each company has used different approaches to address HIV/AIDS among its workforce including community outreach activities. By capturing these companies’ experiences, the report seeks to foster a more active response to HIV/AIDS from India’s IT community and to encourage new partnerships to leverage the goodwill and competencies of this sector."

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