We authored a chapter in 'Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South', a book published by ROER4D Network.  

Development & Democracy


IT for Change announces a new project 'A Spatial Data System for the Inclusive Cities Agenda in India', funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund.


Gender and e-government

training modules on gender and e-government

UNESCAP will release IT for Change's training modules on gender and e-government in the Asia Pacific, at the 62nd Session of the  UN CSW, New York, March 2018.

In our response to the timely consultation paper by TRAI on  Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector we advocate for a broad spectrum of safeguarded data including 'collective/social data' in light of its commercial value. The paper recognizes that consent based ownership frameworks are…

The synthesis report of IT for Change's multi-country research study supported by the Making All Voices Count consortium, on the conditions under which ICT-mediated citizen engagement produces transformatory outcomes for democracy is out now. 


A pre-consultation meeting was organised in Bangalore in January 2017 to review our discussion paper, 'Technology-mediated Violence against Women in India: How can we strengthen existing legal-institutional response mechanisms?'. A group of feminist scholars and practitioners came together at this meeting to debate the questions raised…

This background paper developed for South Centre, Geneva, highlights how developing countries need to develop competencies and skills in global diplomacy around digital trade, and shape new geopolitical…

IT for Change helped the Telangana Department of School Education to develop the ICT syllabus and textbook for high school and higher primary school students, and the corresponding teacher handbook, with support from CIET (NCERT) and CEMCA. This is the first such effort based on the National ICT Curriculum, 2013. The textbook emphasises…

In this background paper, IT for Change maps the key issues/concerns for the rights and inclusion agenda, stemming from pervasive platformization. Scoping the platform economy from a development justice perspective, this paper outlines the many intersecting challenges that platforms pose for regulation and puts forth a…


MC11 e-commerce battle lines drawn across three camps


MC11 e-com battlelines drawn across three camps' gives an overview of the various positions countries have adopted on e-commerce and trade, and likely to play out at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference from 10 to 13 December, 2017. The divergent approaches to the…

Net Neutrality crossroads: Here's why India’s policy process has important lessons for the US


In the light of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) releasing recommendations on Net Neutrality, this article by Anita Gurumuthy discusses the significance of TRAI recommendations.  TRAI’ s stand presents a contrast to US government’s decision to roll…

Concretising the right to privacy in digital times


The nine-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court has just ruled that “privacy is intrinsic to freedom of life and personal liberty” guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution of India and qualifies as “a primal natural right”. In this…

Transparency in electoral processes using digital technologies


Gurumurthy wrote an article 'Use of Information Technology in promoting transparency' in elections, in the Common Cause publication



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