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In 5 Years To 2016, Improvement In India’s Data Capacity Lags Bangladesh’s In South Asia

Vipul Vivek,
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Between 2012 and 2016, the improvement in India’s statistical capacity indicator–which measures a nation’s ability to collect, analyse and disseminate high-quality data about its population and economy–was second among eight nations in South Asia at 7.3% after Bangladesh (13.4%), according to World Bank data.


In 2016, India was ranked second with an indicator score of 81.1–after Sri Lanka’s 83.3–in South Asia comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.




Source: World Bank


In the five years to 2016, India was ranked third by improvement among the BRICS nations comprising Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa after China (19%) and South Africa (14%).


In 2016, India was placed third, by indicator score, among BRICS countries after China (83.3) and South Africa (82.2).


The World Bank’s statistical capacity indicator assesses the capacity of a country’s statistical system on 25 criteria by methodology, data sources, periodicity and timeliness on a scale of 0-100 with a higher score reflecting a more robust statistical system.


(Vivek is an analyst with IndiaSpend.)


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