How our aspirational districts gained from the power of data
SummaryIndia’s aspirational districts programme could count on the support of a new strategy to improve data-driven governance
The United Nations Development Program recently lauded India’s Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) for significant improvements in health, nutrition and education outcomes since its inception. It happens to be the world’s largest initiative in results-based governance, reaching 250 million people in 112 aspirational districts across India. The ADP model relies on an innovative 3C approach of competition, convergence and collaboration. By fostering competition among districts, enabling convergence of schemes, and promoting collaboration across and beyond government, the programme places a razor-sharp focus on achieving results, with the data on its impact available for all to see.