DR Ambedkar IAS Academy

Data Governance Quality Index

  •  A Survey conducted by Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), Niti Ayog to assess different Ministries /Departments’ performance on the implementation of Central Sector Schemes (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).
  • The DMEO, Niti Aayog has undertaken Data Governance Quality Index DGQI exercise: Self-assessment based review of data preparedness levels across Ministries / Departments to produce a DGQI scorecard.
  • Objective: Accordingly a survey was initiated with the objective of assessing data preparedness of Ministries / Departments on a standardized framework to drive healthy competition among them and promote cooperative peer learning from best practices.
  • In this survey, an online questionnaire was prepared under six major themes of DGQI:  Data Generation; Data Quality; Use of Technology; Data Analysis, Use and Dissemination; Data Security and HR Capacity and Case Studies.
  • Weightages were assigned to the themes and sub-weightages to each question within every theme to arrive at final DGQI scores ranging between 0 to 5 for every scheme.
  • To avoid straight-forward irrelevant comparisons, Ministries / Departments were classified in 6 (six) categories: 
  1. Administrative,
  2. Strategic,
  3. Infrastructure,
  4. Social,
  5. Economic
  6. Scientific.

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