Using Data Analytics And Technology To Solve Social Challenges In India
Data is an asset. The impact of data abundance extends well beyond business, it improves the quality of life of people. Outline India, a research and data startup, is doing just that in a country battling hunger and poverty, getting all children in school and reducing child labor.
India is gravitating towards an urge to track growth and evaluate impact across urban and rural areas. Evidence-based decisions are increasingly becoming critical to interventions and delivery of services. In such a scenario, access to reliable grassroots data becomes crucial for holistic and inclusive policy making and successful implementation.
While drones have historically been used in military operations, their application for peaceful purposes has risen steeply in recent years. In this note, representatives from Outline India discuss their efforts to integrate drones in social sector research to make data analysis more evidence-based, visualize policy performance, and produce actionable research materials to aid public policy making and monitoring.
Where there is a challenge, there is also an opportunity. And India undoubtedly has a surplus of both. Outline India was featured among 8 other startups that are tackling crucial social issues – some big, some small, some offbeat – with a mix of technology and lateral thinking.
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: gaps in policy discourse
The issue of reproductive health and sexual rights of adolescent boys and girls, under-age marriage, and adolescent pregnancy within and outside marriage remains a policy blind-spot in India. This is in spite of the fact that multiple surveys have highlighted the prevalence of child marriage and early pregnancy in India.