Who we are
Liberation Technology, a.k.a LibTech India is a team of engineers, social workers, and social scientists who, inspired by the Right to Information movement and the idea of social audits, focus on various aspects of improving transparency, accountability, and democratic engagement in rural public services delivery.
LibTech is a centre at Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi.
What we do
Using a rights-based framework, we have worked on different policies, trying to make them transparent and disseminating data about them to those who can use the information to make the state accountable to them. Our focus has been NREGA and PM-KISAN, but we have also worked on PDS, RTI, and entitlements like pensions and maternity entitlements. We work closely in small geographies to understand processes in public service delivery, and we draw upon field insights for research and policy advocacy work.
LibTech in the News
‘What works in Public service delivery?’ Article by one of our team members published in ‘Andhra Jyothi’ on 22nd November 2022 (Telugu)
Article(Telugu) co-authored by one of our team members on the implementation of ‘Right to Education Act’ in Andhra Pradesh published in Andhra Jyothi. (8 November 2022)
What’s new with LibTech?
Employment Guarantee during COVID-19: Role of MGNREGA during the year after the 2020 lockdown – Executive Summary
(Joint study by Azim Premji University, CORD, and National Consortium on MGNREGA).
Full report and other documents can be found here.
Heavy Wait : Wage Payment Delays in NREGA by the Central Government across Caste and Payment Type from April, 2021 to September, 2021. Access the full report here.
Here is a short presentation with the important highlights of the report.