Policy Workshop: The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data

Friday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. - Noon CST
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 will cover the data front, making concrete recommendations for ways to improve data quality.

 

Presenters

Katherine Barrett
Senior Fellow
The Council of State Governments
 
Richard Greene
Senior Fellow
The Council of State Governments