Lessons from shocks and crises: how data can deliver for government


This event, hosted by UK think tank the IFG will discuss how improvements can be made to the way governments identify data and use it to help make decisions.

The use of data has been at the forefront of the government’s handling of Brexit shocks and the Covid-crisis. But how can data best be used to address government priorities such as net zero, “levelling up”, and tackling the social and economic scarring from the pandemic?

This IfG event, will discuss how improvements can be made to the way governments identify data and use it to help make decisions. What have the experiences of Brexit and the pandemic revealed about the government’s use of data? What are the limits of data-driven decision making? How can governments better tap into external data expertise?

Panellists:

John Burn-Murdoch, Chief Data Reporter at the Financial Times

Matthew Gould, Chief Executive of NHSX, a joint unit of NHS England & Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care

Jane Duncan, Partner, Workforce Advisory, EY

Final panellist to be confirmed

The event will be chaired by Alex Thomas, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.

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