Policy Proposal: Analysts In Place

Data is critical to the functioning of government. Policies and services live or die on the quality of data. Successes and failures can often be shaped by the decisions teams make at the outset of a project, especially regarding data.

Data integrity, good data design and proper policies to govern data are too vital to ignore. That’s why we think we should have a policy that every contract or project in government that is worth over £10m should an appointed data analyst to help in its delivery. Someone who knows about referential integrity and can ensure that a project’s data is going to be usable in the long term.

Delivery is about building solid foundations and expanding from that base. Let’s do delivery with data at its heart.

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