Leveraging technology to catalyze development in the public sector.
WHO WE ARE
The Technology for People Initiative (TPI) is an applied research and design unit housed in the Department of Computer Science and based at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Working directly with public sector managers, or indirectly through development partners, we study problems of governance in the public sector and attempt to design solutions to address them using technology as an enabler. Our final output is usually a working prototype deployed in the field that demonstrates the proposed mechanism and allows the stakeholders to visualize the intended benefits. We collaborate regularly and closely with teams from other disciplines, especially economics, and operate on unrestricted or restricted grants from local or international donors.
TPI was founded in 2012 by Dr. Sohaib Khan, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Asim Fayaz. Within four years, it has successfully completed around 13 projects worth $ 1 million which include law & order, socio-economic, governance and others. It currently has partnered with 10 organizations including donors such as DFID, World Bank, GIZ, Google etc.