Public sector

Public sector bodies and services collect, produce, and process a huge range of data across many areas of activity. Crises such as Covid19 highlight the value of improved sharing of data between public bodies to deliver faster responses to regional challenges and better services. Our experts can help organisations deliver more public benefits from data sets.

Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF

Since 1946 UNICEF has supported generations of children, from the post-war era through to today’s challenging times. As the world changes, so do approaches to helping children: We caught up with Lucinda Rivers, Head of UNICEF UK in Scotland, and University of Edinburgh researchers Isaac Neal and Jodie Brumhead, to discuss how the Data for Children Collaborative is harnessing the power of data to improve children’s lives.

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Our Public Sector Hub

Edinburgh Futures Institute

The EFI will be a global centre for multi-disciplinary, challenge-based DDI research, teaching and societal impact. The biggest challenges that the world faces are complex and interconnected. Solving them requires multiple orientations and understandings. EFI’s approach brings the arts, humanities and the social sciences into contiguity with data science, natural sciences and with medicine – to co-create deeply interdisciplinary models.

For more information contact:

Dr Kristy Docherty, Director of Public services, Sector Engagement Lead, Edinburgh Futures Institute.