Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI) 2022-23

Context: Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has secured 2nd position among 66 ministries in the Data Governance Quality Index.

Data Governance Quality Index 2023

Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI) survey aims to measure the maturity level of administrative data systems and their use in decision-making of various Ministries & Departments on the implementation of Central Sector Schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. 

Also identifies reforms to reach the frontier of seamless data exchange and its synergistic use within the ministry, while defining clear pathways to achieve these goals. 

This index is published by Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office (DMEO) under Niti Aayog. 

Methodology of Data Governance Quality Index

  • Data Generation: Measures ability of respective ministries/departments to efficiently generate data for program implementation.
  • Data Quality: Covers processes of scientifically and statistically evaluating data to determine whether they meet quality benchmarks. 
  • Use of Technology: Assesses if emerging technologies are being utilised to improve data robustness.
  • Data Analysis, Use & Dissemination: Covers if collected data is being analysed and used for evidence creation and decision making. 
  • Data Security & Human Resource Capacity: Assesses if antivirus updates and internal audit systems are in place to ensure data is not corrupted or prone to areas. 
  • Case Studies: Focuses on any intervention at Ministry/Department level or any innovative approach can be highlighted as case studies. 

Significance of Data driven governance

  • Enables policymakers to identify trends, opportunities and areas for improvement accurately.
  • Enables policymakers to make informed decisions that lead to better outcomes for citizens.
  • Data driven decision making leads to economies and cost-effective solutions.
  • Enhances transparency and makes it easier to track the progress of schemes and policies.

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