Data Science for Development

About Us

Athena's work cuts across the policy research value chain and is driven by three simple questions. How can we collect (reliable) data more efficiently? How can we analyse it more creatively? How can we make our interventions / solutions more user-friendly? We use our understanding of data science approaches, our ability to leverage technology and our exposure to sector-linked implementation challenges to evolve better ways of answering these questions and to expand the frontiers of how ‘decisions are made’ and ‘impact is achieved’.

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Blog:'Data systems in India- A case for an audacious overhaul'

Data and the Development community have always shared a close relationship. The thrust on the collection of human development indicators across the globe arose from the need of international aid agencies and governments to assess the impact of aid programs and investments.

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News: Smart cities challenge: Vellore in the race to be among top 20 cities

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