In 2003, UNFPA launched its Sixth Country Programme of Assistance (CP6) in India to promote reproductive health for all age groups “as a means of improving the quality of life, establishing gender equity, stabilizing population growth and reducing poverty.” CP6, a partnership between UNFPA and the Government of India, aimed to address such issues in part by providing data on key critical indicators: Infant Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Mean Age of Marriage for Females, Sex Ratio, and Female Literacy Rate.
Mr. Gaurav K. Pandey works as a Statistical Investigator for the Directorate of Census Operations in Goa, India. The 2011 census in India was, according to the Government of India’s website, “the largest administrative exercises undertaken in the world. In order to allow government officials and development actors to access that information, a database and a dashboardstoring census data were developed by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner. Both the database and the dashboard were built on DevInfo technology, and Mr. Gaurav K. Pandey attended a training organized by the Office of the Registrar General and DevInfo in New Delhi after their launch.
The Times of India, the daily publication ranked as the 3rd largest selling newspaper in the world, used data from CensusInfo India to publish an infographic on the front page of the business section of the newspaper, Business Times, on January 29th depicting some relevant findings from the 2011 Census of India. The visual provides a snapshot for indicators relating to the banking, transportation, and communication sectors.
On December 17, 2012, the latest census data on Houses, Household Amenities and Assets was launched through CensusInfo India jointly by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India - Dr. C. Chandramouli, the Country Representative of UNFPA - Ms Frederika Meijer, the Country Representative of UN Women - Ms Anne Stenhammer and the Chief of Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of UNICEF - Mr Joaquin Gonzalez-Aleman in a function organized at Hotel LaLiT, New Delhi.
With crime and corruption being one of the chief obstacles to human development progress worldwide, it is little wonder that fighting crime has become a priority for many developing nations, including India.