Southeast Asia Recovery Index



ADA’s data management platform, XACT, aggregates data from nearly 400 million unique monthly mobile devices and 400,000 apps across the region. For the index, we extracted footfall levels and anonymous app usage data to compare online and offline activity since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The level of activity in February 2020 was used as the baseline and was normalised to 100, as the South and Southeast Asia regions were relatively untouched by the coronavirus up till that point. For example, an index or tracker score of 70 means a 30% reduction from the pre-pandemic normal. If the current level of activity exceeds February 2020, then the index can exceed 100.

The full list of trackers is as follows:

  • Footfall – F&B: footfall at food and beverage locations such as restaurants and coffee shops
  • Footfall – Malls: footfall at malls and retail outlets
  • Footfall – Public Transport: footfall at commuting stations
  • Footfall – Supermarkets: footfall at markets, supermarkets, and grocery stores
  • Road Density: level of vehicular density on roads, highways, and petrol stations
  • App Usage – Business & Productivity: volume of users for office-type apps
  • App Usage – Health & Fitness: volume of users for health and fitness apps
  • App Usage – Travel Related: volume of users travel apps including currency exchange
  • Overall: the main Recovery Index which is a composite score of multiple trackers


SEA Region/South Asia

The average score of all the countries listed in each dashboard.


The number displayed for each country represents the current Recovery Index value as of the latest weekly update. The Index is a composite score (similar to a multivariate regression analysis) of different mobility trackers that describe the return to normal.


Based on a traffic light system, red represents a Recovery Index score of 60 and below, green 80 and above, and yellow everything in between.


Date Range

The horizontal slider above the line chart (image below) lets you change the Start/End dates and zoom into a particular time period.

Country Filter

In the top right corner, the dropdown menu lets you select which countries to show alongside the overall regional index (the white line).

Line Chart

The main chart shows the week-by-week trend in the Recovery Index for all countries selected, and indicates the weekly percentage change from pre-pandemic levels. The colours of each country in the legend are unrelated to their Index value and are used to visually separate one country from another.


left side

Regional Map

Each region (either province or state depending on country-level data) is colour-coded based on the traffic light system. You can mouse over a region to see the weekly index trendline.

Tableau Navigation Tools

The tools on the top left corner of the map let you search for location names, zoom in/out and move around the map.

Country Index

The country and number in the top right corner corresponds to the overall Index for that country and follows the traffic light colour.


right side

View Filter

At the top left corner, the dropdown lets you switch between the Regional View (which shows one line for each region) and the Tracker View (which shows one line for each tracker).

Region/Tracker Filter

The dropdown lets you select which Regions/Trackers to display.


The bottom of the chart highlights key dates for local COVID-related policies that affect physical mobility and travel.

Additional Notes

Time Out: If the dashboard stays idle too long, then it may reset on the next click and return to the main view.

Data Refresh: The dashboard is updated every Wednesday.