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The Future of Work We Seek: A Philanthropic Agenda for Workers And the Digital Economy

IT for Change, with support from the Ford Foundation, undertook an ambitious landscape study that focused on the impact of digital technologies on work and workers.

Read it here.


Digital Dollar? An exploratory study of the investments by IFC in the Indian educational technology sector

The report is a critical review of IFC investments in EdTech with recommendations to IFC, Union and state governments and civil society on EdTech funding, policy and program.



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Working Paper on Data Rights

Working Paper on Data Rights

Examines emerging debates in the domain of workers’ data rights, evaluates the efficacy of national-level legal-policy frameworks in addressing them, and highlights the gaps to be bridged.

CSO Agenda for e-Shram

A civil society agenda for e-shram

Outputs from a joint strategy meeting by Centre for Internet Society and IT for Change with CSO participants on the e-shram portal

FDJ Issue Paper 6

Data Subjects in the Femtech Matrix: A Feminist Political Economy Analysis of the Global Menstruapps Market

This study is a feminist political economy exploration of data policies and practices through close analysis of the erosion of privacy and data autonomy in the menstrual apps market.

Continuing our engagement with UNESCO's effort to formulate a set of ‘Guidelines for Regulating Digital Platforms’ to safeguard freedom of expression and access to information, IT for Change provided comments and recommendations on the Draft 2.0 of the Guidelines. We commend the second draft of the Guidelines for recognizing the impact of both…
On 2nd January 2023, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) notified the draft Amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 ('Draft Amendment') in relation to online gaming as well as the due diligence requirements by intermediaries under rule 3(1)(b)(v). The object of the Draft Amendment…
Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, participated in an Interactive Expert Panel on ‘Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’ at UN CSW67 on 14 March 2023. Her talk focused on issues of unaccountable data practices of platforms,…
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has invited stakeholders to comment on the ‘Consultation Draft: Targeted update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their Implementation Procedures’ (Consultation Draft). The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) are recommendations addressed by governments to…
IT for Change has played a crucial role in highlighting the education emergency in India caused by the unprecedented and prolonged school closures in India due to COVID-19. In July 2021, we catalyzed the creation of the National Coalition on the Education Emergency, bringing together researchers and educational professionals, social activists…
This think piece was written by Laura Mann as part of our ‘Re-wiring India's Digitalising Economy for Women's Rights and Well-being’ project, supported by the European Union and FES. Abstract This think piece moves away from the visible containers of ‘tech’ and ‘gender’ to think more broadly about how technology firms have helped gender the…


The ‘Operation Successful, Patient Dead’ Tragicomedy

Teachers will ‘teach to the test’ and focus on ensuring that the student can write answers to questions related to the syllabus, rather than ‘teach the learner’. The Karnataka Education Department recently announced common examinations for grade 5 and 8 students. The Schools Association appealed against this decision…

Musk’s Twitter Acquisition: Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

Abstract Twitter, the social-networking platform which serves as a socio-political barometer, was recently purchased by Elon Musk, owner of Tesla. Musk has fired 50% of Twitter staff, toyed with its policies on registration and posts, making it an oligarch’s doll. Clearly the world needs a ‘global digital public town…

What a withdrawn Karnataka memo seeking Rs 100 from parents says about education funding in India

Twelve years after the Right to Education Act was passed, public investment in schools remains abysmally low. The Karnataka Commissioner of School Education on October 19 issued a circular, allowing school monitoring committees to collect Rs 100 or more every month from each parent as a donation to the school…

Computer Graveyards and Museums

The Ministry of School Education and Literacy recently released the 2021-22 Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) report, which provides information about all schools, teachers and students in India. A whole host of information; student enrolment, teacher deployment and school infrastructure…



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