The Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.
It seeks to provide a means to nurture and transform public policy through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by engaging with academic faculty and researchers, policy planners, political leaders and community representatives, technology vendors, public officials and civil society organisations.
The Centre brings together best-practices demonstrating the power of ICTs and analytical tools for information management, modelling, and forecasting. It engages in research and evaluation studies of topics where ICTs and public interest intersect.