Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

10 reasons policymakers don’t use data effectively

We are in the midst of a data revolution, Donald Kettl says in a research note in the current issue of Governance.  But “we are generating data faster than we are devising strategies for hearing what it tells us and helping policymakers act on it.”  Kettl outlines ten reasons why decision makers don’t make best use of the new bounty of data.  By grappling with these ten problems, academics can “improve the odds that careful analysis, rather than the noisy background of ordinary knowledge, shapes policy.”  Read the research note.

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November 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm

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