The need for real time and granular data to study the urban economy

PEAK Briefing

The Government of India is pursuing a growth agenda that is driven by cities. However, to facilitate a post-COVID economic recovery that also prioritises job creation, the central and state governments need frequent and granular data to help guide policy and investment decisions. This brief demonstrates the existing gaps in the urban economic data landscape and suggests datasets (i.e. the Economic Census) that offer some potential.

Shriya Anand
Viola Fatima Lewis
Herry Gulabani