Research

Research

In times of rapid, digitally-induced change, the knowledge space becomes a key area of capture and contestation. The state of play in the realm of concepts and frameworks is therefore a significant site for critical examination and informed action. Theoretical lenses and empirical facts must be used skilfully to trace who defines emergent social, economic and political ideas and how interests of different actors are impacted. IT for Change has been at the cutting edge of critical research, not only de-constructing dominant approaches and concepts in relation to digital developments, but also articulating alternative frameworks rooted in ideals of social justice and equity.

Current Projects

Policy frameworks for digital platforms - Moving from openness to inclusion

Policy frameworks for digital platforms - Moving from openness to inclusion (2017-ongoing)

2017 - Ongoing

In April 2017, IT for Change with support from the International Development Research Centre, Canada is initiating a multi-country research study to map the key issues/concerns for the rights and inclusion agenda, stemming from pervasive platformisation, in three key domains…

Online freedom for all = No unfreedom for women, a project on technology-mediated violence against women

Rethinking legal-institutional responses to e-VAW

2017 - Ongoing

Our discussion paper on the issue of technology-mediated violence against women analyses the adequacy of the current legal and institutional frameworks in India and proposes alternate models that need to be debated and analysed. The paper raises a series of questions on overhauling the…

OER Adoption

Research on Open Educational Resources for Development - ROER4D Phase 2

2016 - Ongoing

As a part of the “Research on Open Educational Resources for Development” project, ITfC conducted an action research on a collaborative OER adoption project in Karnataka. In phase 2 of this project, ITfC will study OER use by teachers and develop a toolkit for…

Voice or Chatter?

Voice or Chatter? Using Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT mediated Citizen Engagement

2017 - Ongoing

IT for Change is spearheading a multi-country research study on ICT mediated citizen engagement and its impact on governance structures and processes. With support from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and the Making All Voices Count (MAVC) consortium, IT for Change…

Developing Countries and Internet Governance

2011 - Ongoing

Framing a development agenda for Internet governance has been a key policy research area for IT for Change. The Internet is transforming power relationships at all levels, and therefore, geopolitical and geo-economic relationships. Developed countries, led by the US, where…

UNESCAP research study and training modules on e-government and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

UNESCAP research study and training modules on e-government and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

2016 - Ongoing

IT for Change is currently developing a training curriculum on e-government for women's empowerment and gender equality, for policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region, in partnership with UNESCAP and UNPOG. This is based on a  5-…

Completed projects

IT for Change will organise a national seminar on gender and online violence in November 2017 with TISS, Mumbai.

 

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