The news story G-20 to boost world economy by $2 trillion (FE, February 24) brings cheer. That finance ministers from the 20 largest economies agreed to implement policies boosting investment, trade, competition and employment raises great hopes. And as the poll dates for the general elections in India near, political parties have started aggressive campaigning with promising freebies, eradication of corruption, etc. Technology could play a greater role this year not only in campaigning but also in filling the gaps in development and economic growth. The next government thus needs to frame policy accordingly.