About Us

LibTech India is a network of social scientists, engineers, researchers and activists working on transparency and accountability in public service delivery in India.

Who are we and what are we about?

This team started working together as a part of the ‘Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones’ project of Stanford University. As a team, we work on issues of social policy, specifically on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Public Distribution Systems.

In the light of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and social audits, much work remains to be done to translate complex pieces of information into an easy-to-digest format. This entails having a strong field immersion to understand the core issues plaguing access to benefits and information along with a keen sense on using and shaping technologies with a human-centred design.

We work with various civil society organisations in Jharkhand, Andhra, Telangana, Bihar and Maharashtra. The group focuses on developing usable data dashboards, information and communication technologies to improve dissemination and grievance redress systems. The group uses insights from the field engagement and research to advocate for improvement in policy and practice.

 

Facts And Figures

The number of broadcasts made and number of people reached

1599

Broadcasts Made

49872

Subscribers

679166

Calls Made

57

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Our Team

We are a diverse group of people from various backgrounds

  • Anuradha De

    (M.A. Economics)

    Director of Collaborative Research and Dissemination

    Has led numerous surveys on education, health and other public services across India, and is one of the principal authors of the influential ‘PROBE Report’

     

  • Chakradhar Buddha

    (B.Tech Civil Engineering)

    Program manager with the CCMP project

    He is one of India’s leading right to information activists. He has personally made over 800 RTI applications and has trained hundreds of youth in using transparency as a tool for accountability.

  • Rajendran Narayanan

    (Ph.D. Statistics)

    After his Ph.D. at Cornell, Rajendran conducted 8 months of action ethnography in Telangana as a part of the CCMP project. He has also taught statistics/mathematics at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Cornell University, and Ashoka University, Sonepat.

  • Sakina Dhorajiwala

    (B.A. Economics)

    Coordinated the ‘Combatting Corruption with Mobile Phones’ project of Stanford University for the last two years and was a Teach for India Fellow prior to this.

  • Vivek Srinivasan

    (Ph.D. Social Sciences)

    Social scientist based at Stanford University and author of ‘Delivering services effectively’ published by the Oxford University Press. Vivek was also the first coordinator of India’ Right to Food Campaign.

  • Venkateswarlu Kuruva

    (M.Com)

    Working as field coordinator in CCMP project in Telangana.