Sector Wise Studies

Indicus has created large databases of the socio-economic profiles of states, cities, districts, and even blocks. The Indicus socio-economic profiling framework ensures that all aspects of the society and economy are covered and objective indicators are created. These indicators are updated regularly to allow for inter-temporal comparisons. The development of these indicators requires secondary data to be supplemented by primary surveys of the region under consideration. These databases have been useful in carrying out several socio-economic studies largely in the area of, but not limited to, health and education.

Indicus has undertaken many studies on health conditions, access and expenditures as well as on the emerging industry structure. Reproductive and child health (RCH) studies include surveys, evaluations as well as analysis of secondary data from morbidity surveys. Primary surveys, secondary data analysis, policy analysis and econometric modelling are the methodologies that have been used. In the education sector Indicus has conducted many studies on pre-schooling to primary and elementary schooling, access, private versus public trade-off, cost and expenditure in education delivery, etc. It has also conducted studies involving the evaluation of development programs.

Indicus is involved in providing its statistical and analytical expertise to Amaltas to exploring the interconnection between sexual orientation, gender identity and development. The primary objective is to analyze the socio-economic and experience of discrimination with a small-scale survey on sexual minorities in India. 

Measurement of parameters related to crime & safety, health care, investment, environment, transport, entertainment, economy, education and public services from Indicus database.
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Economic Contribution of Informal Settlement Population

Sponsor: Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)

September 2013

This study was conducted to identify and measure the contributions of slums/informal settlement population to the city’s economy. This was important to understand their contribution to the city economies.
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State of the States 2012

Sponsor: India Today

February 2013

The objective of this study was to recognize the best performing Indian states. This was done by rating the states on the basis of their performance through eight categories. These categories included prosperity and budget; governance; health; education; consumer market; agriculture; infrastructure; investment. On the basis of the rating, India Today annually conducts an award function to recognize the chief minister of the states.
To achieve the objective of the study, a field survey of 5000 households belonging to Sahariya tribe, which was the poorest tribe in Rajasthan, was conducted in 43 villages across 4 tehsils (Kishanganj, Shahbad, Atru & Chhabra) of Baran district in Rajsthan. Through the household survey, Indicus captured complete socio-economic-demographic information related to Sahariya tribes. The survey covered issues like household profile, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, government support, expectations from the government and the similar ones that affect the living of the Sahariya households in the region. The survey was completed in less than a month’s time. In the continuation of the survey, Focus group discussions in 10 villages were also conducted by Indicus researchers to probe into qualitative issues that were captured through primary survey.
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Indicus Development Scorecard

Sponsor: Business Standard

March 2012

Weekly column analysing relative performance of states in India on socio and economic parameters
The study (i) reviews the historical development of the Jamshedpur steel city and Noamundi iron ore mine localities and assesses the role of Tata Steel in the growth of these two areas, (ii) surveys the surrounding areas in these two places to understand the socio-economic impact of the Tata Steel manufacturing facilities and iron ore mines on the local population.
The prime purpose of the study was to identify the poorest clusters or regions in terms of development indicators (like: Demography; General Economics status; Agriculture development; Physical Infrastructure availability; Social Infrastructure availability; Consumer demographics) in the seven states of India.
This study was conducted to understand the current growth parameters, business confidence levels of the MSME industry & their expectation from the next quarter. This study provided (a) Frequently updated information (b) More detailed at the sectoral and zonal level (c) Means to monitor micro level results that provide clues for appropriate policy action.
This study was conducted to understand the current growth parameters, business confidence levels of the MSME industry & their expectation from the next quarter. This study provided (a) Frequently updated information (b) More detailed at the sectoral and zonal level (c) Means to monitor micro level results that provide clues for appropriate policy action.
The objective of the study was to understand in detail the various surgical procedures being carried out (by specialties) – the annual numbers and trends, detailed statistics in terms of hospital facilities, type of hospital, hospital beds and other similar information by conducting a primary research to deliver realistic numbers to ensure a realistic planning exercise based on that.
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State of the States 2011

Sponsor: India Today

October 2011

The study focused on the State Performance ratings & Governance ratings. This included conducting the comprehensive ratings & associated ratings of all the states & UTs in the country.
The study aimed at identifying inequalities in child mortality and intervention coverage which can help in framing policies for an equitable progress towards achieving MDG goal 4 & 5
This study was conducted to understand the current growth parameters, business confidence levels of the MSME industry & their expectation from the next quarter. This study provided (a) Frequently updated information (b) More detailed at the sectoral and zonal level (c) Means to monitor micro level results that provide clues for appropriate policy action.
The objective of the study were to assess the achievement level of students completing class II and class IV in Hindi & Mathematics in both EGS upgraded schools & other schools; to compare achievement of students from EGS upgraded schools & other schools; to compare achievement of boys & girls, students belonging to different social categories & students in rural & urban areas in both written & oral tests in Hindi & Mathematics. The test was conducted for 6000 students from 120 schools across 3 districts of (No Suggestions).
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Baseline Assessment Survey for Saath-Saath Initiative in Uttar Pradesh

Sponsor: IL&FS Education & Technology Services Ltd

July 2011

A baseline survey of the Saath-Saath program was conducted in the Program as well as the Control villages to get the socio-economic and educational profile of the program and control villages.
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Rapid Assessment Survey for Evaluation of Saath-Saath Initiative in Uttar Pradesh

Sponsor: IL&FS Education & Technology Services Ltd

July 2011

A rapid assessment of Saath-Saath Program aiming at finding out the impact on direct stakeholders of the program i.e. saath-saath teachers and saath-saath students; Looking at what worked and what didn't work in the program.
This study was conducted to understand the current growth parameters, business confidence levels of the MSME industry & their expectation from the next quarter. This study provided (a) Frequently updated information (b) More detailed at the sectoral and zonal level (c) Means to monitor micro level results that provide clues for appropriate policy action.
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Policy Note on Urban Health

Sponsor: The World Bank

February 2011

A structured healthcare system has not been developed for urban India. The policy notes brought out the status of healthcare in urban India and were circulated among policymakers to build the case for launching ‘Urban healthcare Mission’
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"Challenge Fund for Advocacy in MSME Sector" under DFID TA of SME Financing and Development Project

Sponsor: Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

February 2011

This study was conducted to understand the current growth parameters, business confidence levels of the MSME industry & their expectation from the next quarter. This study provided (a) Frequently updated information (b) More detailed at the sectoral and zonal level (c) Means to monitor micro level results that provide clues for appropriate policy action.