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We are India's premier economics research firm whose research services and data products have received world-wide recognition. We follow, analyze, and report the latest economic and market trends. India being a large and complex economy, we monitor the progress of its many facets at a sub-national and sub-state level.
Indicus conducts monitoring and evaluation studies, indexation and ratings, as well as policy analysis. Our products provide fine cuts about the economy and the consumers at extremely granular levels with data for districts, cities and neighbourhoods. The topmost academicians, policy institutions and industry groups work with us, sponsor most of our work, and purchase our acclaimed data products.

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Indicus Analytics

  1. 1. Indicus Group
  2. 2. Group companies & services
  3. 3. About; Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd .
  4. 4. <ul><li>Indicus Analytics is a specialized economics research firm located in New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Indicus has established itself as one of India's highly credible economic research organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Indicus Analytics specialises in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Econometric Modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Monitoring & Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Macro-economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Microeconomic Evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Policy Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and has been assisting business enterprises, industry associations, government and institutions in the development of policy scape serving strategic needs </li></ul><ul><li>Some of our key Sponsors : </li></ul>About Us Universities Stanford, Harvard, Cambridge, Delhi, Berlin, Maryland, Texas, California Policy Institutions World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, USAID, DFID,UNCTAD, Ford Foundation, FNST, European Commission, JBIC, NCAER, RGICS, International Policy network, The Futures Group, Micronutrient Initiatives India Pvt. Ltd Government Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry Of SSI, Finance Commission, RBI etc. Media India Today, Outlook, Indian Express groups, Business Standard, Prabhat Khabar Corporate & Associations ASSOCHAM, CII, FICCI, PHDCCI, FISME, IKEA, IL&FS, VISA International, Teamlease, Mafoi, Microsoft, Reebok, India Stat, Tata Services, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group Reliance, Ernst & Young , Crisil, Max New York Life, ABN Amro, HDFC Standard Life, Johnson & Johnson, IIFT Others 3i Network of IIM(A), IIT(K) and IDFC, NFI
  5. 5. Sectors <ul><li>Our study areas span a wide range of socio- economic issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Socio- Economic Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Water and Sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Governance and State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Agriculture, Industry and Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Consumer Economics and Market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Econometrics, linear programming, factor analysis, data envelopment, ethnographic studies, focus group discussions, in- depth interviews etc are some tools we use </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Team: Indicus Analytics Dr. Laveesh Bhandari (Founder Director) Ph.D. Economics, Boston University, USA Recipient of best thesis award by the EXIM Bank of India in1996 , and Hite Fellowship for work in International Finance. His areas of work is macro economic research, large-frame surveys on economic and social sectors, Policy Analysis, Econometric Modeling, Monitoring and Evaluation. His work on inequality, education and India’s progress is frequently referred to in the policy debate in India. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on socio-economic development, health, education, poverty, inequality, etc. He writes frequently for newspapers such as Business Standard and Indian Express. Dr . Sumita Kale (Chief Economist), M.Phil, Economics, University of Cambridge, Ph.D. Economics, Pune University Analysis of Indian macroeconomic scenario, forecasting growth, interest rates and inflation. Editor of the monthly newsletter “The Emerging Economy” brought out by Indicus. A regular columnist for the Business Standard, she has also contributed to the Indian Express. She has co-authored a 22 volume set “Indian States at a Glance – 2006-07”, published by Pearson Education. Amit Sinha (President), BE (Mechanical), M Tech (IIT Chennai), PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad) 20 years experience encompassing manufacturing, consulting and marketing. Consulting and research experience includes both the social and the corporate sector for a variety of products and services both in India and overseas.
  7. 7. Aali Sinha (Asst. Vice President) MA. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics A recipient of the M.S.A. Rao Scholarship for academic achievement. She has worked extensively on reproductive child health, education of poor children, spending patterns in health care, and access to health care. Ms. Sinha is also the co-author of the &quot;Social and Economic Profile of India&quot; (Social Science Press) a book that is a 'first resort' reference on Indian socio-economic conditions. Siddhartha Dutta (Asst. Vice President) M. Phil, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University He has worked extensively on rural water supply and sanitation, inter and intra -state disparities. He has also looked at the evolution of service sector in India and social infrastructure in urban areas. He presently heads the Monitoring and Evaluation division of Indicus. Payal Malik MBA, University of Cincinnati She is a Consultant at Indicus Analytics and is currently working on regulatory and infrastructure development issues with an emphasis on the telecommunications sector. P. Srinivasan (Chief Technical Officer) BE, BITS Pilani, Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and Microsoft Certified System Engineer He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry has wide expertise in developing application in Microsoft technologies. Instrumental in developing Supervision a retail back office solution. More than 50 clients in Europe are currently using this software. He was also the lead architect for SAP Vision, which provides an interface between SAP and SuperVision. He is the chief technical officer and is responsible for the development of innovative technologies at Indicus Netlabs.
  8. 8. Advisors <ul><li>Bibek Debroy, Professor, Centre for Policy Research </li></ul><ul><li>Subir Gokarn, Chief Economist, CRISIL </li></ul><ul><li>Subhashish Gangopadhyay, Dierctor, India Development Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Ashok V. Desai, Former Chief Economic Advisor, Prime Minister of India </li></ul><ul><li>S. L. Rao, Former Director, NCAER </li></ul><ul><li>D.B. Gupta, Former Professor, Institute of Economic Growth </li></ul>
  9. 9. Indicus in media
  10. 10. <ul><li>Indicus Analytics has been talked about by all the national and vernacular media houses </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam , the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram have all referred to our work as we cover a wide range of aspects of the Indian economy. </li></ul><ul><li>The India Today special issue on the ‘State of the States’ is released every year in the presence of Chief Ministers from across the country. </li></ul><ul><li>An annual feature of India Today since 2003. Every year the study adds to the ranking interesting aspects of development such as district rankings in 2003, 2020 forecasting of states development in 2004, Potential vs. Actual of different of regions within the states in 2005 etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> N-E, J&K give best output returns on farm credit (Indian Express) </li></ul></ul><ul><li> According to “Agricultural Gross District Domestic Product 2005-2006” figures compiled by Indicus Analytics, 19 of the North-East’s 72 districts and four of Jammu and Kashmir’s 14 districts have credit to agricultural output ratios of more than 50, implying that the value of their outputs is 50 times more than the value of the credit consumed by them. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Cover Story- A Tale of 5 Cities (Outlook Money): October 4, 2006.“ </li></ul></ul><ul><li> A new Indicus Analytics study provides a wealth of information on city life. We are able to cull education, careers, security and entertainment across India’s top metros…”  </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Metros Score in cool quotient (DNA): September 15, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> “Delhi based Indicus Analytics’ City Skyline of India 2006 report sets out a Youthfulness Index, which finds smaller cities more youthful than the metros. Youthfulness, in that index, is measured by the share of the 15-24 age group in the total population…” </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Cover Story- State of the States (India Today, Special Issue): September 11, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> “The fourth INDIA TODAY annual study of quality of life and work across the country does exactly that. Done by economists Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari , the 2006 State of the States study offers some exciting findings…” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contd.. <ul><ul><li>Reservation in education Business Standard 14-Jun-06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> “The latest attempt by our government to reserve seats for Other Backward Classes ( OBCs ) in higher education institutes has sparked off protests all over the country….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Class monitor needed (The Indian Express): 20-Oct-06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> New planning commission targets on primary education will have to depend on the success of the ongoing Sarva Siksha Abhiyan . The government doesn’t know it yet but field-level data doesn’t hold out much hope. There has been little improvement in primary school completion rates …… </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Free to choose (Business Standard): 5-Dec-06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> The criticism against the voucher system which allows opting for a school of choice - public or private - is unfounded. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Back to the kitchen,ladies (Business Standard):13-Dec-06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> While examining the need for gender parity in tertiary education, the 172nd Report on University and Higher Education took up the issue of faculty-wise enrolments and urged the participation of women in professional courses, &quot;which is abysmally low at present, ... be improved manifold without further delay.“… </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Mizoram vs Kerala (Business Standard): 18-Oct-06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historians believe that the Mizos are a part of the great wave of the Mongolian race spilling over into India centuries ago…. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Relevant experience; Areas and our expertise Title Sponsors Abstract Education Attainment: Status and Trends in Andhra Pradesh The World Bank Measuring the education attainment over time in Andhra Pradesh using four different datasets. Various indicators such as completion rates, enrollment rates, and drop out rates etc. were estimated across various socio-economic strata. Determinants of School Enrolment, Attainment and choice in Karnataka The World Bank Analyze the socio-economic determinants of schooling achievement in Karnataka, using the results of the 52nd round of NSSO in association with Harvard University, and NCAER Private Schools Serving Low-Income Families University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK <ul><li>The nature and extent of private education for the poor </li></ul><ul><li>An path breaking international research project undertaken in five countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, India and China). </li></ul><ul><li>Census of Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of students, their parents & teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Testing scholastic ability of students and teachers. </li></ul>Expertise Areas <ul><li>Primary data collection through surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Testing of Students and Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & evaluation of programs and schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of Primary & Secondary Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis of various measurement indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Age specific completion rates, drop out rates etc) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying determinants to education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking between education and employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact of incentives </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Contd Title Sponsors Abstract Monitoring and Evaluation of the Pilot Study on Integrated Child Development in Madhya Pradesh The World Bank Pilot study initiated in Ratlam district of MP attempts at a better understanding of how convergence can be achieved in a sustainable manner and whether such planning is an effective tool towards better child development. A baseline survey has been conducted - service providers at the facilities and the beneficiaries Equity in School Participation and Completion The World Bank Identifies the constraints faced by socially and economically disadvantaged children in school participation and completion and to ascertain the changes that have been taking place since the mid-eighties across the country. Time Usage of Energy Constrained Households and Education Stanford University, USA Analysis of household members’ time budget, its allocation among various tasks and how difficulties in access to energy affect time allocation towards education and learning activities. Information Technology Students in India Social Science Research Center, Berlin, Germany Understanding migration preferences of fresh engineering & IT graduates and what factors affect their decisions.
  14. 14. Our work flow Output
  15. 15. Indicus Premium Databases For Those Who Value Information
  16. 16. The Product Suite Market Skyline of India – All districts separated for urban and rural City Skyline of India – Top 112 cities District GDP of India – All districts Housing Skyline of India – Top 112 cities Indian Financial Scape – All districts Indian Development Landscape – All districts City Skyline of India - Neighborhood Series – Top Cities
  17. 17. For a range of purposes Opening a branch Prioritizing & ranking markets Writing a report for PR purposes Planning a marketing strategy Monitoring sales efforts Benchmarking sales against potential Sourcing of inputs Presenting to superiors Getting insights others don’t have Location Choices
  18. 18. Marketing of Products Identifying Potential Markets Targeting locations Know consumer characteristics For business expansion Identifying demand potential of select locations Delivering services where they are required … that require quality data on hand
  19. 19. Customers
  20. 20. Customers
  21. 21. Customers Insurance Banking & Finance Healthcare Telecommunication Automobile Advertising & Media Retail Market Research & Consultancy White Goods Institutions & Libraries Lifestyle Real Estate FMCG Agriculture & Commodities Footwear Infrastructure Garments Other Services