The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data

The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data
Friday, December 11, 2015

States and all other levels of government are turning to data more often and more vigorously to help manage effectively and guide policy decisions. But a blind faith in data can easily lead a state astray in a variety of ways. That's because the quality of data varies dramatically. It's often inaccurate, untimely, badly manipulated and incomplete. Sometimes, despite growing reliance on data, the needed information doesn't even exist. This session covered the data front, making concrete recommendations for ways to improve data quality.

Speakers:

Katherine Barrett, Senior Fellow, The Council of State Governments

Richard Greene, Senior Fellow, The Council of State Governments