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NLGN recommendations for Data and Local Government

by on 5 May, 2015

Demystifying DImage of the NLGN report coverata – The Data Revolution and What its means for Local Government

Digital Government Leadership is based on th every real and pwoerful idea that data is an invaluable strategic asset and a critical new resource for government” Kevn Merritt, Founder and CEO Socrata

The report argues that there are two main ways in which the data revolution can benefit local places;

  1. Powering Local Economic Development
  2. Transforming Local Public and Third Sector Services

Recommendations Include

  • Release more non-personal data in open data formats
  • Council Directors should lead the creation of local data strategies with a variety of inputs
  • Foster digital skills and demand for public sector open data amongst existing businesses
  • Develop data skills in their existing workforce through placement partnerships with local consultancies and universities and building a reputation as ‘places to be’ for talented data professionals by participating in applied problem solving using data
  • Encourage local embryonic data and technology business clusters
  • Establish a Local Government Digital Programme including a skills development programme.
  • The creation of a network of regional Public Data Analytics Hubs to pool public sector staff, students and volunteers to solve problems using data.
  • Create a Local Government Open data index and Open Data top 30 to allow councils to benchmark open data maturity.
  • For central government NLGN recommend an overhaul and rationalisation of data sharing legislation taking on board the recommendation made by the Open Policy Making group.

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