We know that local language communication is vital for effective development action. This is basic, intuitive reasoning of course. But, specific to India there is also compelling research data, for example: Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India - a bit old but still relevant. This recent blog posted on The Communication Initiative platform: Mother tongue: boosting maternal health through mobile phones provides further compelling insights about the vital nature of local language communication in all senses - not just translation but resonance with local, cultural "touchstones" through those languages. Question: How do you assess the attention and priority that Development agencies have provided for local language as a communication priority? Please do comment and share your perspectives.