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Monday, November 4 • 3:10pm - 3:50pm
What data is driving policy decision-making (and should it be?)

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The idea of evidence-based policy was popular in the nineties, but has been replaced by (big) data-driven decision making. How does data translate into policy, are the obvious conclusions always the right ones, and are there new ways of using data that can shape and inform the implementation of policy?

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Anna Bird

Principal Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team
Anna is Head of Education and Skills at the Behavioural Insights Team. Before BIT, she worked at the Social Mobility Commission, a group dedicated to tackling inequality across the education system, where she focused on fairness in higher education. She also led research on youth... Read More →
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Andy Youell

Independent consultant and data expert
Andy Youell is an independent consultant, and formerly worked for HESA and HEFCE.

Monday November 4, 2019 3:10pm - 3:50pm
5. Evidence Centre