NCAER-NDIC initiates early career fellows

National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), a part of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, seeks to build a community of scholars interested in the collection and analysis of survey data and contribute to the development of the field of survey methodology in India. NDIC seeks to develop a community of young scholars through a year-long non-residential fellowship program.

Key output of this program will be a high-quality measurement brief that will address some domains of human development, broadly defined.

Mr Suman Bery addressed first NDIC early career scholars meeting.

Professor Sonalde Desai Appointed as Non-Official Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES)

Dr Sonalde Desai is one of the Non-Official Members of the Committee- Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES).Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has constituted the Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS) vide order dated 13.07.2023, with enhanced Terms of Reference (ToR) to deliberate and deliver various issues related to all surveys as and when required by MoSPI.

Risk of Impoverishment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The NCAER National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) in collaboration with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) recently published the India COVID-19 Poverty Monitor Bulletin assessing the consequences of the pandemic for the vulnerable populations and the risks of impoverishment faced by them. The work is supported by the Covid Collective, a rapid social science research response to inform decision-making on COVID-19 related development challenges.

Launch of Gender Data Hub by NDIC

The NCAER National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) has launched a gender data hub, supported by a five-year grant from Co-Impact. This hub will focus on research supporting evidence-based policy design from a gender perspective. Sonalde Desai, Professor, NCAER and Centre Director, NDIC, and Pallavi Choudhuri, Senior Fellow, NCAER, will lead this initiative.