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Atanu Garai


Atanu Garai received undergraduate degree in English literature and language from University of Burdwan (Burdwan, India) in 1998, undergraduate and graduate degrees in information management from University of Calcutta (Kolkata, India) in 2000 and 2003 respectively and a graduate degree in electronic governance from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2009.

Presently he is consulting for number of research organizations on the issues of information and communication technologies and health service delivery. Previously he was with Abt Associates Inc. and Population Council to review the ICT projects in health sector for the state of Bihar. In early 2010, he was Senior Business Analyst for Srijan Technologies. During 2009, he was with Abt Associates Inc. as the Principal Investigator – ICT oppportunities in family health, assessing the effectiveness of various ICTs in health behavior communication and health management during 2009. During 2006-8, he led the design and implementation of global ethics knowledge networking for Foundation. During 2004-6, he undertook research and communication initiatives for OneWorld International Foundation as Knowledge Coordinator – e-Governance.

In 2008, Garai received young scientist award to participate in World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium in Crans-Montana, Switzerland and received IFLA/ OCLC Early Career Development Program Fellowship from OCLC in Ohio, United States. Garai co-authored the book Taking ICT to every Indian village: Opportunities and challenges (New Delhi: OneWorld South Asia, 2006) and authored several book chapters and scholarly papers. He has been a member of ACM and IEEE since 2007. He received ASIST membership as an InfoShare awardee in 2010.

SNCR Research Reports

No Research Reports have been listed for this Fellow.

Garai, A. and Shadrach, B., Taking ICT to Every Indian Village: Opportunities and Challenges. One World South Asia, 2006. Available at SSRN:

Recent Articles

1. There’s a Better Way Than the Lokpal. Wall Street Journal
July 27, 2011. Online:

1. Garai, A. and R. Ganesan (2010). Role of information and communication technologies in accelerating the adoption of healthy behaviors. The Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 56, Special Issue, 2010, p. 109-118. [Journal article]

2. Garai, A. and M. Finger (2010). “Using governance framework for e-Governance development: An analysis of the Indian rail transport”. In, T. Janowski and Jim Davies, ed. Fourth International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2010): Proceedings, Beijing, China, 25-28 October 2010. ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. New York: Association of Computing Machinery, 2010. p. 96-101. [Conference paper]