Bharti Institute of Public Policy is a premier research centre and education institution, nurturing future leaders in the public policy domain. The objective is to impart high-quality education and conduct insightful research in public policy, cultivate leaders who are skilled in both policy formulation and implementation through world-class programmes, and collaborate with key stakeholders to influence public policy nationally and globally for the social good. The institute focuses on policy-related issues across a wide range of disciplines, ranging from agriculture and food, environment, education, finance, governance, and digital identity, for shaping the future of public policy.
The India Data Portal (IDP) developed by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), Indian School of Business (ISB), provides a one-stop, open-access to data and information, curated from across the government departments for the usage of research institutes, education institutions, government agencies, policymakers, private entities, media houses, researchers, thinktanks, NGOs, individual journalists, and entrepreneurs. The platform provides unhinged access to interact with, and visualise information, data and knowledge pertaining to the domains of social and development sector, healthcare, education, agriculture, economy, financial inclusion, general elections, union budget, rural development, etc. India Data Portal will continue to provide solutions that simplify the data consumption through effective technology solutions.
Meet our team of researchers, policy experts, data analysts, and technologists empowering data-driven decision making in India
To bring grassroots level change, it takes an eclectic group of passionate problem solvers. Get to know the people behind India Data Portal
Prof. Ashwini Chhatre

Prof. Ashwini Chhatre

Associate Professor, Executive Director and Principal Investigator

Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Professor Ashwini Chhatre is the Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy and is the Academic Chair, AMPPP at ISB. He is the principal investigator of India Data Portal Project. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. He was the Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University during 2006-07 and served as a faculty member in the Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 2007-2014 before joining ISB. He also served as Director of Revitalizing Rainfed Area Network, India.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission: At India Data Portal, we aim to ensure equitable access to information and data by providing an open and inclusive platform for data sharing and utilisation. At India Data Portal, we advocate for and support an open data infrastructure that is as accessible and as open as possible and supports data literacy and capability for all. IDP stands for open innovation. We strongly believe that unrestricted access to data promotes evidence-based research solutions leading to new discoveries, interventions, thereby promoting the mindset that leads to informed decision-making across various domains.

The core principles that keep us on the path to achieving our mission are:

  • Findability: We are committed to making our datasets findable by providing metadata and search that can let users reach datasets of their choice easily
  • Accessibility: We strive to eliminate barriers to data access by ensuring our platform is user-friendly, inclusive, and supports multiple formats
  • Interoperable: All our datasets are carefully created to make them interoperable with each other based on Local Government Directory (LGD) Codes wherever applicable. This will provide plethora of opportunities to combine multiple datasets and obtain better analysis and insights
  • Reusability: All the information and data that is provided for free usage for all purposes as long as you use proper citation as mentioned in our copyright policy
  • Quality and Reliability: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of data quality and reliability. We curate, validate, and continuously update our datasets to ensure their accuracy, completeness, and relevance
  • Openness: We are committed to promoting transparency and openness by providing unrestricted access to a diverse range of high-quality data. We encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, private entities, research and education institutions, researchers, individuals, organisations, and thinktanks, NGOs, and social communities
  • Privacy and Ethics: We prioritise user privacy and adhere to stringent ethical guidelines in handling and cleaning data
  • Collaboration and Innovation: We actively foster collaboration among researchers, scientists, policymakers, and the wider community to stimulate innovation and foster interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. We provide tools, including visualisations and resources to encourage data-driven research, exploration, and discovery