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Governance


IT for Change's work in the area of governance looks at how new technology paradigms open up novel opportunities for deepening democracy while also presenting challenges to many conceptions of democratic governance. We engage with policies in the area of e-governance, public information systems, decentralisation and community based governance structures. We also engage with demonstration projects to explore bottom-up, participatory designs of governance systems that centre on divergent and dynamic priorities of local communities and engage their ongoing active participation.

IT for Change, in partnership with Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan, is planning to organise a 2-day workshop in Delhi in November 2016, on Democratic accountability in the digital age -- from challenges for governability to a roadmap for governance'. The workshop intends to explore key concerns for participatory democracy in the current context marked by the rise of a 'new governance' paradigm, in which ‘governance by networks’ and ‘rule by data' have become predominant...

IT for Change will be spearheading a research study into  ICT mediated citizen engagement and  their 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 will  work with independent and institutional collaborators from across the globe to lead a multi-country case study analysis  to better understand the ways in which ICT mediated engagement can be...

In June 2014, the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 invited IT for Change to provide inputs on the strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), for strengthening Panchayat Raj Institutions. IT for Change, in its submission to the Committee, outlined key recommendations for shaping policy and programmatic directions in this area, building upon insights from the work of the...

IT for Change with CIVIC Bangalore, KRIA Katte, and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement condemn the proposal to amend the Right to Information Act that the government has undertaken in the monsoon session of the...