Data Dilemmas - how Open Policy Making can help us use data ethically

Play the Data Dilemmas game

Ever heard the term ‘data science’? Nearly 40% of the population have never heard about it, and over 20% have heard the term but don’t know what it means. But we’ve all probably experienced it in one way or another. So over the last 18 months, GDS has been working to develop an ethical framework for the use of data science in government so that people feel confident to innovate with and use data.

On loan to Lab

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I'm now over half-way through my time in Policy Lab, on loan from the Treasury to learn, employ and ultimately bring back new and innovative policy approaches. During my time at the Treasury I've learned a lot, about how policy …

Place based Open Policy Making

Cities can be excellent laboratories for innovating and developing new ideas. When Foresight asked cities about the challenges they were facing, retaining a high skilled labour pool emerged as a key issue. Using evidence on graduate mobility and productivity the Foresight team created a project between cities, universities, employers and national government departments to develop of five initiatives to help deliver local and national priorities of productivity and regional rebalancing.