Evidence based policy making should be integral to the overall governance structure in New India. To achieve this, it is important to be able to track performance, determine outcomes to understand how well a scheme is performing, and to help diagnose reasons for poor performance and generate recommendations for course corrections.
This requires not only collecting data but putting in place proper frameworks with measurable parameters to help strengthen the effective management of limited public resources and achieve a deeper and broader impact of scheme interventions.
Driving accountability in governance through proper monitoring and evaluation is the attached office to NITI – the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), along with other Verticals of NITI Aayog in their respective areas of work.
Focusing on effective management and better outcomes backed by data analysis, NITI Aayog has developed a number of social sector indexes and dashboards. The Composite Water Management Index is the result of a first of its kind, water data collection exercise, and cooperative federalism. Prepared in partnership with all States, UTs and concerned Central Ministries/Departments, going forward it will enable them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.
SDGs call for a constant review of the progress made, without which we cannot effectively map our path towards realising the Goals. Thus, the SDG India Index: Baseline Report 2018 has been prepared by NITI to highlight the progress being made by States and Union Territories and the distances still to be covered.
This section gives details of the monitoring and evaluation tools and exercises developed by NITI to map our progress on national and international development goals.