The maturity of local government in use of data

6 Dec 2018 - 12:02am

This study assesses whether local government has the right building blocks and culture in place to capitalise on the data that it holds.

The report is split into 4 parts:

  1. In Part 1 of the report, we study the strategic approach taken by local authorities to making better use of data.
  2. In Part 2 we summarise local authorities’ data protection work and how they are progressing sharing data with other public bodies.
  3. In Part 3 we examine whether local authorities have the skills and capacity to gather, share and analyse data.
  4. In Part 4 we consider how effectively local authorities use available data to agree future priorities and allocate resources.

Based on these findings, the Auditor General has concluded that local authorities are slowly developing a culture that values and uses data to its full potential to help improve services and outcomes.

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