Nesta calls on GDS to support councils in data analysis

Report highlights need for proactive approach to encourage data-led innovation in local government The Government Digital Service (GDS) and the Department for Communities and Local Government have been urged to embed data analysts alongside local government workers around the country. Innovation charity Nesta has made the call in its new report on the use of data in local government, Wise Council, saying the two bodies should set up a dedicated scheme to encourage more data-led innovation in the sector. It says there are existing programmes for bringing data scientists into social sector organisations – citing examples from Chicago University’s Data Science for Social Good programme and the operations of the DataKind organisation – and that they could provide a template for connecting data scientists with staff in councils. They could…

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