About The Team

The Ease of Living Index, 2018 was implemented by a consortium consisting of Ipsos, Athena Infonomics and the Economist Intelligence Unit

Ipsos Research Private Limited

Ipsos is a global leader in Public Affairs research and specializes in Social and Opinion Research and Advisory. Ipsos delivers research and advisory services, deep understanding of the policy and political environment in countries, methodological expertise, and the most reliable and advanced data collection and analysis. Ipsos Public Affairs India led the consortium of organizations to conduct the Ease of Living assessment across 111 cities. Ipsos facilitated the data submission from each city through a network of trained city and state co-ordinators, collection and audit of secondary documents, and led the implementation of physical audits and the citizen perception surveys.

Athena Infonomics India Private Limited

Athena Infonomics is a data-driven global consultancy and is currently ranked as a FT 1000: high-growth company in Asia-Pacific. Athena Infonomics led the formulation of the detailed questionnaire, the tools for data collation, secondary audit, Index formulation and the dissemination of the results through the creation of a user-friendly dashboard.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group. As part of the Ease of Living Index Assessment, 2018 The EIU will supplement the dissemination of the results from the assessment through the housing of the results on an economist.com hub that would be accessible globally. Separately, The EIU also helped to evaluate review different approaches towards estimating city GDP.

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