Freedom Festival 2023

KITE poster for the Freedom festival

We are proud to partner KITE,  K-DISC, KSUM and others in organizing the Freedom Fest 2023, which will explore the questions of inclusivity and access in the formation of a Knowledge Society.

Equitable AI

Assessing the AI Moment from a Global South Perspective

Access all of our research and advocacy work on artificial intelligence in an accessible and comprehensive manner.



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Essays from NGFP 2022

Gender Perspectives on the Digital Economy: Essays from ITfC's National Gender Fellowship Program, 2022

This compendium of eight essays offers readers succinct and nuanced perspectives on the structural shortcomings of current digital platforms.

Baseline Study Report

Conundrums of Capturing Informality: The Realities and Aspirations of Women Gig Workers in India

A knowledge output from a partnership exercise between LabourNet Services and IT for Change under the ‘Re-wiring India's Digitalising Economy for Women's Rights and Well-being’ project.

Global Multilateralism

Spotlight on Global Multilateralism - Perspectives on the future of international cooperation in times of multiple crises

The report highlights flaws in current multilateral structures, particularly corporate-influenced multistakeholderism in digital cooperation.

In the last few years, data has been likened, aside from the hackneyed comparison to ‘oil’, to any number of tangible entities such as mineral deposits, dividend deposits, and even the Alaskan Permanent Fund. Metaphors as a tool could re-entrench existing power asymmetries or resist them, depending on how they impact and influence our…
The public release of ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot by OpenAI, in November 2022, percolated the public consciousness with the disruptive potential, both incredible and iniquitous, of emerging general purpose AI technologies. In the following months, AI has dominated the public discourse and imagination, with tech organizations trying to capture the attention of digital…
We are delighted to share that the 2023 edition of the School of Feminist Economics on Feminist Digital Justice will be conducted virtually from 5-7 September 2023. The School of Feminist Economics (SFE) was born in 2018, and since then has built a training space to socialize analysis and tools for the construction of critical perspectives on the…
As procurers of all the civic tech that surrounds us, municipal authorities today find themselves in a unique position — they have become the custodians of personal and aggregate data generated by the world’s largest human concentrations. Rich or poor, large or small, democratic, autocratic, or otherwise, cities — mostly in the Global South — are spending vast sums…
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…
IT for Change participated in the call for inputs by the UN Special Rapporteur, in order to inform the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism on online hate speech to 78th session of the General Assembly. IT for Change's submission highlights how gender intersects with, compounds, and reinforces discrimination based on…


The Digital Economy Is Broken—But It’s Not Too Late

Tech titans are fostering new forms of digital colonialism, both within wealthy countries and on the global stage. But it’s not too late to build a digital economy that works for everyone. The digital economy is not working. Democracy, freedom, and prosperity were the original promises of the internet. The world wide…

Data Act Ignores Citizen Rights

The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act of 2023 has rightly been criticised for failing to uphold good consent and data subject rights. One provision that has been largely overlooked is Section 16, which pertains to the transfer and processing of personal data outside India. Section 16 permits data fiduciaries…

This Strategic-economic Bloc Will Only Tighten the Leash

The U.S.-driven Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity would result in a complete stranglehold over the economic systems of the participating countries. In November 2019, India walked out from the trade pact called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) involving China, Japan, South Korea,…

The Digital Inflection Point - Is There Hope at the End of the Tunnel?

This article was written by Anita Gurumurthy and Amay Korjan for the German NGO Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (Forum on Environment and Development), which is a civil-society network that coordinates the activities of German NGOs in international political processes on sustainable development and environmental issues.…



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