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
Employment Status in MGNREGA in Andhra Pradesh(April- September 2023)
Status of MGNREGA implementation in West Bengal(Apr-Dec 2022-23)
What’s new with LibTech?
Length of Last Mile Delivery in Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh: Hardships in Accessing NREGA Payments(July 2023)
Presentation can be found here (English)
LibTech India’s report ‘Employment Status under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in India’ April-September 2023(Released on 28 October 2023). Access the report 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.