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Procurement Through Digital Platforms

Procurement Through Digital Platforms

by SEWA Cooperative Federation and Centre for Internet & Society — last modified Jul 26, 2022 02:35 PM
July 26, 2022

Procurement policies, both public and private, can play a significant role in determining inclusive market participation, particularly for informal women workers and their collective enterprises.

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Datafication of the Public Distribution System in India

by Sameet Panda — last modified Jul 01, 2022 12:08 PM

In this study, we look into the datafication of social protection schemes with a special focus on the Public Distribution System in India. Proponents of datafication claim that the benefits will reach the right person and curb leakages through the automation and digitisation of all PDS processes. Aadhaar is the most important link in the datafication; supporters claim that it makes technology people-centric. This study looks at the status of PDS datafication and its impact on the delivery of the scheme in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. We also try to understand to what extent the stated objective of portability has been met and how far the challenges faced by the rights holders of the PDS have been resolved.

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The State of the Internet's Languages Report

The State of the Internet's Languages Report

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Mar 07, 2022 03:01 PM

The first-ever State of the Internet’s Languages Report was launched by Whose Knowledge? on February 23, 2022 (just after the International Mother Language day), along with research partners Oxford Internet Institute and the Centre for Internet and Society. This extraordinarily community-sourced effort, with over 100 people involved is now available online, with translations in multiple languages.

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Locating Migrants in India’s Gig Economy: A Scoping Report

Locating Migrants in India’s Gig Economy: A Scoping Report

by Kaarika Das and Srravya C — last modified Jan 04, 2022 03:06 PM

Gig workers working for on-demand platform services have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Are India’s much-lauded startups failing their women workers?

by Abhishek Sekharan and Ambika Tandon — last modified Dec 06, 2021 04:24 PM

Recent protests outside Urban Company’s head office highlight the gendered nature of work in the country’s digital economy.

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Between Platform and Pandemic: Migrants in India's Gig Economy

Between Platform and Pandemic: Migrants in India's Gig Economy

by Kaarika Das and Srravya C — last modified Dec 06, 2021 04:04 PM

In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the central government announced a nationwide lockdown in March 2020.

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Essays on #List — Selected Abstracts

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Sep 03, 2019 01:38 PM

In response to a recent call for essays that social, economic, cultural, political, infrastructural, or aesthetic dimensions of the #List, we received 11 abstracts. Out of these, we have selected 4 pieces to be published as part of a series titled #List on the [email protected] blog. Please find below the details of the selected abstracts. The call for essays on #List remains open, and we are accepting and assessing the incoming abstracts on a rolling basis.

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Call for Essays — #List

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Oct 11, 2019 05:07 PM

The [email protected] programme at CIS invites abstracts for essays that explore social, economic, cultural, political, infrastructural, or aesthetic dimensions of the ‘list’. We have selected 4 abstracts among those received before August 31, 2019, and are now accepting and evaluating further submissions on a rolling basis.

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Welcome to [email protected] blog!

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Jan 02, 2019 11:48 AM

We from the [email protected] programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on Medium. It will feature works by researchers and practitioners working in India and elsewhere at the intersections of internet, digital media, and society; and highlights and materials from ongoing research and events at the [email protected] programme.

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Essays on 'Offline' - Selected Abstracts

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Sep 06, 2018 02:14 PM

In response to a recent call for essays that explore various dimensions of offline lives, we received 22 abstracts. Out of these, we have selected 10 pieces to be published as part of a series titled 'Offline' on the upcoming [email protected] blog. Please find below the details of the selected abstracts.

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