IT for Change is pleased to launch its two-year regional project on 'Unskewing' the Platform Value Chain: Examining Role of Policy in Shaping Equitable Data Economies’. Supported by the Omidyar Network, this project will continue on the heels of our first phase of research on policies for the platform economy, a 14-country initiative that concluded in November 2019.
In this second phase, IT for Change will lead and coordinate empirical research on platform value chains and the political economy of data, looking closely at the domains of e-commerce and social media.
Through network building and policy engagement over a span of two years, the project will connect the dots between policy evolution and the platform economy, foregrounding inclusion and equity.
Watch this space for more updates, including our upcoming call for research proposals in early June.