The global development sector is in transition with wide range of priorities, concerns, opportunities, and paths ahead. Besides the availability and access to funding and resources being a challenge, the advent of new actors and partners, new innovations, new applications of technology and data, new models of development finance, new revenue streams, and the potential of all these trends to improve development outputs and outcomes is exhilarating.

The sector in transition breeds the worries for players about how to stay relevant in a world that is heading in many different directions at once, and coping with it by innovating, utilising technology and data to drive decision making, and empowering partners on the front lines.

In the above context, the Centre of Excellence on Emerging Development Perspectives (COE-EDP) aims to keep track of transition trajectory of global development and work towards conceptualization, development and mainstreaming of innovative developmental approaches, frameworks and practices.




The objectives of COE-EDP are:

  • Tracking the trajectory of emerging developmental approaches, frameworks and practices in target sectors and markets.
  • Conceptualizing, designing and practising state of the art developmental approaches and frameworks in target sectors and markets.
  • Enhancing the use of technology in developmental interventions by conceptualising and developing innovative and implementable technical solutions.


Presently, the activities of COE-EDP are focused on following thematic areas:

  • ML powered IDEA M&E: Working on the upgrading of our project monitoring and evaluation software, IDEA M&E, by using machine learning technologies to enhance the users’ experience and more efficient decision making while managing and monitoring the projects and programs
  • Insights Post-COVID 19: In the view of huge inflow of data due to COVID 19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns worldwide, we are studying how such data and technology powered data analytics will provide inputs for policy formulation, planning, program and project formulation in the post-COVID 19 periods.
  • Global Healthcare Management Information System and Communication Practices: Seeing the importance of targeted communication in prevention and responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and warnings by UN and WHO about the infodemic being witnessed the outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic, we are analysing and assessing how the policymakers and...
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