NITI Aayog developed the Aspirational Districts Program (ADP) and hired IDinsight to measure, monitor, and rank districts according to the performance of their social programs. The program reaches 250 million people living in 100+ of India’s poorest districts.
Conducting a survey in the presence of “nudges” to promote latrine use. ©IDinsight/
The program reached 250 million people living in 100+ of India’s poorest districts.
Increase in pregnant women registered into the health system
Increase in babies delivered in health facilities
India was falling behind its neighbors in key social outcomes. Government leaders wanted to transform its social policies, especially those helping people living in extreme poverty. To upend the system, government leaders developed the Aspirational Districts Program (ADP) to facilitate three key changes:
NITI Aayog, the think tank/policy innovation arm of the Indian government, launched the Aspirational Districts Program (ADP) in January 2018 to improve the socio-economic outcomes of 100+ of India’s poorest districts in five years.2
NITI Aayog hired IDinsight with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to measure, monitor, and rank districts according to the performance of their social programs. Existing sources of data were potentially biased as they are self-reported, or were not available via admin data.3
There were rapid improvements in key health outputs in the 27 Aspirational Districts for which IDinsight provided rapid survey data and analytical support.
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