The National Policy Data Observatory (NPDO) is a government-led, national policy data observatory currently incubated at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The Data and Decision Support Centre, which is housed in a secure facility at the CSIR, provides data collection and storage services, analytics, trends and dashboards on various socio-economic indicators. The data and insights generated by the Data Centre are already a significant input to NATJOINTS, Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vaccination and other departments such as Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).
COVID-19 provincial, districts, national data including trends, analytics, models and strategies, rolling averages, mortality, hospitalization surveillance including global monitoring of the pandemic, vaccinations, and variants.
Demographics, households, service delivery, water, electricity, education, district financial status, and other insights. The other insights include individual surveillance episodes in rural districts from SAPRIN considered as well.
Understand the mobility citizens across all levels (national, district, municipality, and wards) to understand lock-down compliance (e.g., monitoring curfews, restrictions ) and possible super-spreaders.
Daily social media data and analysis to measure national sentiment analysis around various topics including measuring the pandemic fatigue, misinformation and unrests.
Linking directly to data sources on government budgets and interventions including infrastructure projects at different government levels (e.g. national, departmental, districts and etc).
Use available data to research and evaluate surge across different areas (districts and provinces), and this includes assessing impact of “waves” across different districts and countries. Forecasting of the next hotspots or problematic areas using movement data and geospatial case data, and other sources of data.
Support the IMC on vaccine-rollout including conducting research on various aspects and data collection, monitoring of indicators, modelling, and forecasting.
Research and monitoring of global trends on various socio-economic interventions such as vaccinations, COVID-19, national development indicators and other topics as required.
Collates myriad of R&D reports including data for different types of analysis and decision-making.