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Project Information

Smart data analytics for business and local government

Principal investigator(s) at PSSRU: Julien Forder
Team: Ruth Hancock, James Cornfield, Jose-Luis Fernandez, Morten Hviid, Marcello Morciano, Stephen Pudney, Gill Schofield

Start year: 2014
End year: 2019

Local government plays a major role in a range of services delivered in conjunction with the private and not-for-profit sectors, and with service recipients. Data are generated in administering these services; assessing and reviewing individuals’ needs and eligibility for support from their local authority (LA); contracting with businesses to provide services; and monitoring outcomes. The research on this project aims to generate evidence for local government and improve the evidence used by national government in developing policies implemented via LAs. It will focus on activity intended to support people at times of vulnerability and/or prevent further adversity, across the lifespan; children and young people in need or at risk of harm and their families; children in foster care, residential care and adoption; disabled children and adults; and older people who are vulnerable for reasons of poverty and disability. This will illustrate possibilities for using data in other domains. Research will fall in connected strands which reflect major challenges in delivering cost-effective services to all groups.

For further information, please see The ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre.



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