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Labour Law Must Recognise Platform Workers' Rights

IT for Change issued a joint statement urging the Government to extend existing labour rights and social protection schemes to platform workers.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Unskewing the data value chain

We are looking to collaborate with researchers and scholars working on the digital economy and data governance in the Global South for an exciting new research project.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE

DND

IT for Change's new project seeks to engage progressive actors in an exercise to construct alternative digital frameworks, pathways, and institutional arrangements.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE

Economic rights in a data-based society

This report, a collaboration between IT for Change, FES and PSI, argues that collective data ownership is at the heart of an equitable data future.

Education

e-learning course

Our e-learning course supports KVS mathematics teachers in the creation of Open Educational Resources for their classrooms.

IT for Change seeks to collaborate with researchers and scholars working on issues of the digital economy and data governance in the Global South for our exciting new research project, ‘Unskewing the Data Value Chain – A Policy Research Project for Equitable Platform Economies’. Supported by the Omidyar Network, this project aims to generate high-…
The Government of India, through the National Health Authority, released the draft Health Data Management Policy on August 26, 2020. As stated in its objectives, the Policy is meant to act as a guidance document across the National Digital Health Ecosystem (NDHE) and sets out the minimum standard for data privacy protection that should be followed across the board to ensure…
Anita Gurumurthy spoke at an online conference entitled "Countering the Effects of the Pandemic: Women’s Viewpoints" organized by the "women and girls" working group of the Civil BRICS as a run up to a BRICS civil society forum happening later this year. Anita spoke about "Feminist Pathways to Digital Transformation Post-Pandemic – Some…
The Covid pandemic has starkly visibilized the underlying inequality and injustice of the global economic paradigm. It has not only exposed the cumulative failings of the neoliberal order, but also testified to the inevitability of crisis and catastrophe inherent to it. For nearly half a century now – since the disavowal of the Keynesian/New Deal model and its…
In the past, Open and Distance Learning (ODL)  was primarily conducted through snail mail where institutions sent reading and other materials to learners. With the advent of Internet and related digital technologies, this has gradually changed. This paper explores how a free and open digital technology like MediaWiki, and Wikimedia open knowledge…
IT for Change contributed this input about gender and digital technology to a report for the NITI Aayog titled 'COVID-19: Impact on Women and Girls', prepared by a group of organizations working for gender equality and women's empowerment. The input is based on our ongoing project, ‘Centering Women in India's Digitalising Economy’, co-funded by…

IN THE MEDIA

Treating Data as Commons

The Gopalakrishnan Committee set up by the government on developing a governance framework for non-personal data recently put out its draft report for public consultation. The report’s main purpose is to ensure wide sharing and availability of data in society. To ensure that companies share the required data, it was…

Reclaiming Education During a Pandemic

A virus may be apolitical but our response to it reveals biases and inequities in our systems. As we all adapt to the new “normal”, it is critical that we look at the stated and unstated assumptions, and implicit and explicit changes being made to our social welfare systems, which impact people differently. Millions…

Data is an Economic Resource. GK Committee Report Shows How Its Value Can Be Shared, Governed

Data is almost universally recognised as the most valuable economic resource today. Seven out of the top 10 companies globally by market capitalisation are data-centric. In these circumstances, it appears strange that there has hardly been any worthwhile attempt to look at who has economic rights to various kinds of…

A Plan for Indian Self-Sufficiency in an AI-Driven World

Ensuring wide data availability may help India develop its AI industry and avoid external dependence. Geo-political and economic power in the industrial age was determined by one’s expertise in manufacturing. In a digital society, it’s likely to be based on command over artificial intelligence (AI). As an information…

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