A major challenge to health policy-making in India is the insufficient district level data for customised and evidence-based planning. Better data and statistics help track progress, strengthen accountability and support evidence-based decisions. A data revolution is needed in order to draw on existing and new sources of data to fully integrate statistics into decision making — to promote open access to, and use of, data and ensure increased support for statistical systems.
As part of the Foundation’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals, this event will kick off ORF’s Health Forum by engaging senior policymakers from the Central Government, representatives of the industry, civil society, international organisations, academia and media. A panel discussion at the event will deliberate upon how quality data and a robust national indicator framework can help India achieve its health and nutrition goals quicker.
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