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SocialCops Wins YourStory Digital India Award for High Impact Startup

We feel proud to share that SocialCops has been recognized as the Most Impactful Startup of 2017 by the @YourStoryCo team. Thank you for this honour and congratulations to all the other awardees! #YS10 cc @prukalpa @anand_bugworks @mayurpatnala @SharmaShradha @kunalb11 pic.twitter.com/watOQZufXV — SocialCops (@Social_Cops) February 24, 2018 How can data…
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Case Study: Improving Dietary Diversity of 2,153 Villages with Impact Management

Adivasis (indigenous people in Southeast Asia) are stuck in an intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. What makes it far more serious is the fact that most of these people aren’t even aware of it and its impact on the quality of their lives. This malnourishment — passed over generations and transformed…
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Data Intelligence for Impact Management An Interview with Hrishikesh Parthasarathy, APPI
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Why Nonprofits Must Embrace Data-Driven Impact Management: An Interview with Hrishikesh Parthasarathy, APPI

Hrishikesh Parthasarathy, Vice-President (Impact) at the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI), talks to us about why nonprofits and philanthropies need to embrace data-driven impact management as a fundamental process to improve their decision-making. He also shares how having the right data makes it possible for relevant stakeholders in a project to…
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UNDP Papua New Guinea: Sustainable Development Goals and PNG Businesses

“[D]ata and technology can be used to chart a more scientific (and measurable) approach to development. The dashboard we are working on here in PNG will help highlight where development activities businesses are engaging in and where. This will support partnerships with other businesses, government departments and all development partners.”…
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Data Intelligence for Data-Driven Governance: Interview with Poornima Dore, Tata Trusts

Senior Program Officer at Tata Trusts, Poornima Dore talks to us about the various data roadblocks in the current decision-making tools and processes in India. She stresses the need to build scalable systems of measuring, monitoring and tracking development initiatives with the help of data and technology, and why Tata…
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DISHA dashboard
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Firstpost: Narendra Modi says India has no dearth of resources, only needs good governance for development

“He [Prime Minister Narendra Modi] also launched the DISHA portal, a smart-governance tool developed for MPs and MLAs for monitoring implementation of various programmes and schemes of different ministries in their respective constituencies through a single portal.” – Firstpost We are excited to have the DISHA dashboard — one of…
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District Collector Chandrapur IAS Ashutosh Salil talks about how data intelligence is helping the local administration to drive targeted model village development with SocialCops and Tata Trusts
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Data Intelligence for District Governance: An Interview with District Collector, Ashutosh Salil

District Collector for Chandrapur, Maharashtra, Ashutosh Salil (IAS) delves into the increasing role of data and technology in transforming district governance. He looks back at the various challenges and roadblocks faced by district administrators in India and imagines a future where data can empower local communities and administrations alike for…
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Data Intelligence for Village Microplanning: Interview with Paresh Manohar, Tata Trusts

Senior Program Officer at Tata Trusts, Paresh J. Manohar shares how Tata Trusts is working closely with different state governments under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to drive rapid model village development across the country. Looking back at the administrative challenges faced by local governments and philanthropies like Tata Trusts…
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How to Conduct a Successful Focus Group Discussion
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How to Conduct a Successful Focus Group Discussion

What is a Focus Group Discussion? A Focus Group Discussion (or FGD) is a qualitative research method in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis and application in the developmental program evaluation sphere. FGDs are a predetermined semi-structured interview led by a skilled moderator. The moderator asks broad questions to elicit…
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Geospatial World: Centralized data intelligence-based planning necessary for sustainable development

Is centralized data intelligence-based planning crucial for #sustainable development? https://t.co/unIPbXG5y0 @Social_Cops @prukalpa — GEOSPATIAL WORLD (@geoworldmedia) August 31, 2017 “Decision making at both national and international level is becoming data-driven. Data – spatial data to be specific is critical to solving a lot of national problems and data intelligence can,…
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The quiet digital revolution in Chandrapur

A pioneering initiative of the Maharashtra government has data-mapped three blocks of the district at an unprecedented level. Jiwati taluka (or sub-district) in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district is often called the “punishment block” in government echelons. Almost on the Andhra border, it takes two hours to reach the thickly forested area…
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Data Intelligence for Model Village Development: Interview with Cabinet Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar

Cabinet Minister (Finance, Planning, and Forest) for the Government of Maharashtra, as well as Guardian Minister for the district of Chandrapur in Maharashtra, Sudhir Mungantiwar talks about the vision behind the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana and the role data and technology can play in measuring and understanding socioeconomic dynamics and…
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IAS Ashutosh Jindal on using Data Intelligence for Digtal Governance in Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana PMUY
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Data Intelligence for Digital Governance: An Interview with Joint Secretary, Ashutosh Jindal (IAS)

Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Ashutosh Jindal (IAS) reflects on the changing landscapes of digital governance in India and its impact on his day-to-day decisions as a bureaucrat. He talks about the role of data and technology in driving the Pradhan Mantri…
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