The State of the State study for Gujarat was done in nine categories—income, education, gender equality for education, health, law and order, roads, urbanisation, agriculture and overall. In each category, there were two segments—best performing at a particular point of time and most improved over a period of time. Data on GDP and composition of GDP was taken from the Census and Economic Information Centre, which in turn obtains it from the Union statistics and programme implementation ministry’s website. Data available only till 2013-14. Assembling district-level data, especially for GSDP, is a challenge. It was collected by Oxus, an agency run by Dr Surjit Bhalla, from well-known sources, such as the National Sample Survey, Census, and standardised for comparison. The rankings were done using the Borda method, in which voters rank options or candidates in order of preference. The most recent year was used to rank the best district. The difference between the most recent category and past value (1999-2000) was used to rank the most improved district.