• Data Driven Governance to Help Transform Aspirational Districts

Hailakandi is a district in the north eastern state of Assam which was identified and selected as one to be transformed under the government of India, NITI Aayog’s Aspirational district program. The Government of India launched the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ initiative in January, 2018 with a vision of a New India by 2022 where the focus is to improve India's ranking under Human Development Index by raising living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth of all. CDFI partnered with the government of Assam to support the Hailakandi district administration in tracking the activities being undertaken under this scheme and monitoring the outcomes.

Using CDFI’s data driven governance digital tools SANKALP Sangrah and Sunidhi, the district administration is collecting information on the health, education and nutrition levels of its citizens to monitor the progress of rural development. This is being done by engaging various anganwadi centers, sub health centers and schools as nodal points for collecting information about beneficiaries ranging from school children to high risk pregnant women. More than 100 government officials, staff members and last mile service providers have been trained in using the data driven governance applications for data collection and analysis.

1. Improve sectoral scores of the district in the areas of Health, Nutrition, Education and Rural development

2. Track cases, activities and implementation of actions for transformation

3. Convergence of data / programs / schemes for holistic development