IT for Change has undertaken a project to frame gender-just design principles for the various components of information systems being used to implement public welfare schemes. This includes the design of citizen-facing applications, data sharing guidelines, and overall database design, among others.
With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the project focuses on assessing a revamped information system being designed for SHGs (Self-help groups) based on its adherence to gender justice in its principles, concepts, specifications, and technical design.
The project also explores the implementation of gender-just design principles in the context of broader public digital systems, and highlights design considerations for the transition from 'Management Information Systems' to 'People (or 'Janta') Information Systems'.
The outputs of the project will be published shortly.