Smart Policy and Innovation

June 26, 2018


Smart Policy and Innovation

Transforming government with the power of data and experimentation


Businesses that use data to drive decision making can build deep connections with their customers, but what about our governments?  At a time when the use of fact-based decision making is under threat, hear about the real and dynamic impact of field experiments to drive innovations and impact in the public domain.  Smart policy intervention is not just about adding digital interfaces to old ways of delivering services but rather a new way of integrating technology and data purposefully to drive better decision making in governance.

Spanning education, workforce skill development, socioeconomic mobility for women, experts from Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD) at Harvard Kennedy School along with Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) have been at forefront of this work in Pakistan.

We’ll compare and contract with how data is used in the State of Massachusetts.