Promoting use of evidence is a structural challenge for governments to ensure that decisions can be informed by the right advice at the right time from an evidence informed policy making perspective which recognises the political nature of the policy process. These challenges often have to be addressed by core government institutions, such as Centres of government (CoG) and Ministries of Finance, which have to responsibility to ensure that the right evidence feeds into policy making and legislative processes as well as in increasing the effectiveness of public programmes. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the governments with new challenges, but also new opportunities in this respect.
The presentation will discuss how governments addressed gaps in co-ordination and how they had to find innovative ways to promote the use of evidence. The role of access to data, of high frequency data and of data governance will also be addressed. The crisis has helped to uncover a number of agile responses, which represent a useful learning opportunity. The presentation will draw on some of these issues using recent OECD work in the area.
This research seminar is organised by the Crisis of Experts Knowledge and Authority Interdisciplinary Research Cluster.
This event is open to non-EUI members by invitation only.