Making Public Data Public: Sri Lanka Misses its Own Targets While India Races Ahead

Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) is the primary government agency responsible for collecting data, producing useful statistics, and disseminating it.

This insight shows how this agency has failed in their vision of being the ‘leader in the region’ – in terms of its policy and performance on data dissemination. India, by contrast has raced ahead to become the regional leader that Sri Lanka aspires to be.