Policy briefs

2024

IT for Change’s Executive Director, Anita Gurumurthy, participated in a roundtable discussion at the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event 2024, titled, ‘Unlocking Multistakeholder Cooperation within the UN System: Global Partnerships for Open Internet,’ on 29 May 2024. The roundtable discussion aimed to facilitate a policy conversation and offer…

2024

IT for Change’s Executive Director, Anita Gurumurthy, participated in a panel discussion at the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event 2024, titled, ‘Digital Policy Perspectives’ on 30 May 2024. The panel analyzed how digital policies can foster an environment that champions both equity and inclusion, ensuring that no one is left behind. The speakers…

2024

IT for Change, in collaboration with the Centre for Labour Studies, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, presented to the Karnataka government a memo on creating a government-supported ride-hailing platform in the state. The memo focused on the issues and challenges faced by new entrants in digital markets like ride-hailing…

2024

Our Research Assistant, Merrin Muhammed Ashraf, represented IT for Change at a virtual meeting convened by the co-facilitators of the Global Digital Compact (GDC) on 21 May 2024. The goal of the meeting was to provide an update on the GDC process while giving stakeholders the opportunity to exchange views on the Rev1 (Revised Text 1) of the…

2024

IT for Change, in collaboration with Rishab Bailey, an independent tech policy consultant, responded to the call for public comments on the draft Digital Competition Bill, recommended by the Committee on Digital Competition Law.* The response agrees with the need for having an ex-ante framework to address digital competition. In particular, it…

2024

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB) published an interim report on Governing AI for Humanity in December 2023. The initial proposal aimed to strengthen the international governance of AI by carrying out seven critical functions, which would contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development…

2024

IT for Change submitted the first draft of the policy brief titled ‘Reorienting Public Services Platformization in Health’ to the T20. Co-authors include Cynthia Picolo and Raquel Rachid from Lapin, Brazil. In this brief we highlight the pitfalls of a techno-deterministic approach to digitization that include the increased commodification of…

2024

In collaboration with the Centre for Labour Studies, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, we presented a memo to the Karnataka government on creating a government-supported ride-hailing platform in the state. The memo focused on the issues and challenges faced by new entrants in digital markets like ride-hailing spaces, and how…

2024

Anita Gurumurthy from IT for Change participated in CSTD's first open consultation titled 'WSIS at 20: Successes, failures and future expectations' which was organised in the Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto, Japan on 10 October 2023.

The General Assembly adopted the A/70/125 resolution on 16th December 2015, emphasizing the need for a…

2024

IT for Change made a submission* to the Working Group on Artificial Intelligence constituted by the Forum on Information and Democracy.

The Working Group invited inputs on three critical areas: (i) development and deployment of AI systems, (ii) accountability regimes, and (iii) governance of AI. In a detailed submission, we highlighted…