Research

2023

As part of IT for Change’s ‘Recognize-Resist-Remedy’ project, supported by IDRC (Canada), the World Wide Web Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, in collaboration with InternetLab, we co-organized a roundtable to catalyze a productive debate revolving around the central question: What new imaginaries of social media governance will be adequate…

2023

Digital capitalism is characterized by the rise of a unique business model: the platform firm, which leverages the combined force of internet connectivity and algorithmic intelligence to build a new infrastructural basis for production, market exchange, and a host of socio-economic interactions. The rise of this ‘intelligent corporation’, which…

2023

Over the past two years, we have simultaneously witnessed worrying excess and malpractice by Big Tech with grave social, political, and economic outcomes — data extractivism, the exacerbation of worker precarity, reversal of gender justice gains, the infrastructural takeover of much of the developing world, hijacking of global-to-local…

2023

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 hall’  governed in…

2022

As a part of IT for Change’s project, 'Rewiring India's Digitalising Economy for Women's Rights and Well-Being’, we invited proposals from Indian women academics, civil society researchers, and journalists for a six-month-long research fellowship supported by the European Commission and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in…

2022

As part of a knowledge partnership exercise between SEWA Cooperative Federation and IT for Change under the ‘Re-wiring India's Digitalising Economy for Women's Rights and Well-being’ project, IT for Change conducted a baseline survey of 130 women farmers who are members of Megha Mandli, an agricultural cooperative under the SEWA Cooperative…

2022

Digitalization is rapidly changing the economic landscape. Advances in platformization and AI have thrown up a range of new realities to contend with respect to the future of work and workers’ rights. ‘Gigification’ and servicification of multiple sectors has proliferated non-standard employment arrangements and…

2022

The evolution of mass education has resulted in a school model which involves structuring and age-wise stratification, organisation of curricula, training of teachers in the techniques of instruction, classroom processes, enablers such as timetables or lesson plans and the assessment system for learning. This report invokes this model as a…

2022

'Shiksha Vimarsh’ is a Hindi magazine published by Digantar. It seeks to inform and engage its reader in discourse on a wide spectrum of issues related to contemporary educational thought and practice, policies, problems, case studies, researches and book reviews. Over the last 15 years, Shiksha Vimarsh has brought out a range of issues…

2022

IT for Change was invited to present an expert paper at the Expert Group Meeting convened by UN Women in preparation for CSW 67, with its priority theme of “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.

The starting point of this paper,…