How to make 'smart villages' happen?
In this blog article we argue that smart villages offer a new "policy window of opportunity" to support rural areas and communities in an integrated way. The key to its success is a genuine multi-funded approach where single smart village strategies are supported by multiple funds, and the demarcation of funds and different rules are not the concerns of individual villages. 'Smart villages' will not just happen. Managing authorities of various funds and programmes should get