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Digital Gender Atlas has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators.

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  • Aims to ensure equitable education with a focus on vulnerable girls, including girls with disabilities.

  • Serves as management tool to enable critical decisions and action in pockets where performance is below par.

Salient Features- Enabled by GIS

  • Enables dynamic navigation between geographical representation and numerical data of State, District, and Block level on key parameters for girls’ education at primary, upper primary and secondary levels enabled using GIS.

  • The Atlas provides a comparative composite index based on quartile ranking of gender related indicators at National, State, District, and Block levels. The quartile method simply partitions the data into four groups.

  • Enables trend analysis and tracking of performance of individual gender related parameters across periods.

  • Constructed on an open source platform with an in-built scope of updating data by authorized persons to retain its dynamic character.

Methodology for Data Collection

  • The Atlas is based primarily on District Information System for Education (DISE) and Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) data (2011 - 2014), the National Education Management Information System (EMIS) for elementary and secondary education.

  • Draws on the Census of India 2011 for data on rural female literacy rates, working children in the school going age group, and the District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS) 2007 - 08 for data on age at marriage.

  • No primary data has been generated for developing the Atlas.

  • Analysis framework and formulae in the EMIS has been used for data analysis and indexing. See the web link provided in the Indicator menu for further details on formulae used.

Design of Atlas

Designed around the two broad areas of performance of girls’ education and vulnerabilities visualized in the following five screens:

  1. Comparative Composite Index based Quartile Ranking

  2. Trend Analysis

  3. Spatial Distribution of Special Focus Districts (SFD), Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts, Beti Badhao Beti Padhao (BBBP) districts, Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB)

  4. Vulnerabilities impinging on Girls’ Education

  5. Children with Disabilities

This Digital Gender Atlas can be accessed at website Gender Atlas.

All the states are mapped in the Digital Gender Atlas. The states have been using it as a planning tool to come up with strategies for inputs for the state SSA and RMSA annual plans.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 31, 2018


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