The world is struggling to address major gaps in the data related to poverty. Often the data is missing; sometimes it’s corrupt. These gaps make it hard for decision-makers to design effective programs.
The best way to solve that is by enabling marginalized communities to gather the data themselves in their areas. Because when they do this, they use the data for action.
VV Correspondents conduct field surveys on hand-held devices on issues like the Sustainable Development Goals; these are then turned into infographics and social media content that inspire people to be part of the change. We also analyze our database, an important record of India at a time of transition, to make available to others the unique qualitative insights in our database.