J-PAL South Asia’s Innovations in Data and Experiments for Action (IDEA) Initiative addresses the opportunity gap that exists with poor administrative data utilisation for policy decision making. GIF funding will enable J-PAL to create innovative partnership models with three Indian state governments, and develop a ‘data use case’ for the flagship health insurance program to demonstrate the potential of using administrative data for policy decisions.
Photo: Lisa Corsetto | J-PAL
This innovation sits within GIF’s priority theme of improving how public services work for the poor, and the priority sub-theme of enhancing state capacity. This is a particularly difficult development challenge and one that GIF intrinsically aligns itself with, given our own DNA premised on data and evidence for better decision-making. This investment will help generate insights around both state capacity building and improving a health insurance programme that will improve the lives of the poor.Apply for funding