Smart Policy
July 14, 2020
12:00 - 13:00 BST
Geoff Mulgan
Stephen Aldridge
Sarah Davidson

How to Make Government Smarter

Understanding What Works

What lessons has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about the future of government and how will those lessons play out in the months and years to come?

COVID-19 has forced rapid advances in how governments think and accelerated their adoption and use of data and evidence of all kinds. During the crisis they have been forced to diversify and experiment at speed, all while maintaining public trust. Some have risen to the task much better than others.

We'll hear from Geoff Mulgan CBE, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London on the lessons this period of crisis taught us about the future of government and how those lessons will play out in the months and years to come. Stephen Aldridge, Director for Analysis and Data at MHCLG will respond.

Geoff Mulgan is a professor at UCL and the former Chief Executive of Nesta.

Stephen Aldridge is Director for Analysis and Data at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Sarah Davidson is Chief Executive Officer of The Carnegie UK Trust.

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