At PIT Policy Lab, we believe that technology can and should be used to make a positive impact on society. Our team of experts works on projects that are aligned with our mission to address social, economic, and environmental challenges using technology.
On this page, you'll find a list of our current and past projects, along with a brief description of each one. We're proud to have collaborated with a range of organizations, including non-profits, government agencies, and academic institutions, to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time.
If you're interested in learning more about any of our projects, or if you have an idea for a project you'd like to collaborate on, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're passionate about using technology to create a better world, and we'd love to hear from you.
A selection of our work
Digital Transformation: technology-based municipal development is a training and adoption program for best practices and strategies in digitization, new technologies, GovTech and cybersecurity co-organized by PIT Policy Lab and the British Embassy in Mexico, aimed at municipal governments, seeking to highlight UK experiences and standards.
During the third quarter of 2021, we partnered with the McCourt School to develop the Open Data for Anti-corruption State Index, an index to assess how Mexico’s 32 state governments have published open data related to anti-corruption. The prototype of the Index includes seven states: Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Sonora y Tlaxcala.
Our article “Mainstreaming Gender Perspective in AI crowd work in the Global South” developed with UNAM's Civic Innovation Lab and PuenTech Lab was selected by <A+ Alliance> as part of the second cohort of scalable feminist research. We leveraged gender perspective methodologies and public policy analysis to design smart tools to empower the workforce that underpins the growth of AI.
To do so, the team analyzed the current state of AI-related collaborative work in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and detected design implications and policy recommendations based on international best practices and use cases. The research has been selected to receive support to develop into a prototype.
Together with an international consortium, we work to achieve a more equitable Artificial Intelligence in alliance with the Guanajuato Secretary of Education. Being selected in the USAID and DAI Equitable AI challenge, this project seeks to prevent and mitigate gender bias in Early Warning Systems for school dropouts. Its objectives include building capacity, exploring the potential of AI Fairness 360 to identify and mitigate bias, as well as developing a Guide and Checklist for the ethical and responsible use of AI in the education sector.
In collaboration with the Digital Transformation Directorate of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, the PIT Policy Lab team worked closely with the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic (DAPRE), the National Planning Department (DNP), the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) and other agencies, institutions, organizations and relevant actors of the data ecosystem in Colombia and Latin America, to propose the Governance Model of the Colombian State Data Infrastructure (MGID).
Collaboration with the Innovation, Science, and Technology Secretary of Jalisco to carry out a training program for 35 enterprises in the tourism sector of Jalisco. It focused on developing technical capabilities, specialized practices, and strategic associations; and included personalized mentorship for adopting good practices.