Open data and digital state capacity

10-12 June 2021 | Executive Seminar

The expansion of digitalisation is creating unparalleled pressures on governments to rebuild their capacities for policymaking. In many aspects, these changes can no longer be labelled as innovations but rather as necessary adaptations needed to fulfill core state functions against the backdrop of newly emerged social problems.

This course delves into how states build capacity in the digital age, how this reconfigures policymaking processes and what the implications of the most important emerging technologies in the public sector are. In particular, the course explores capacity aspects related to: 1. The standardisation and personalisation of public services; 2. Law enforcement and digital identities; 3. Data-driven regulation and risk profiling; 4. People analytics and information management in the civil service and 5. Open Government Data (OGD), collaboration and co-production technologies. Of these, the latter takes center stage, as we dissect the determinants, uses, and impacts of OGD and learn from a number of valuable experiences in the field (in terms of both failures and successes).

Discussions and debate points are drawn from both academics and practitioners and involve an active role from the participants in investigating state-of-the-art issues, which feed into an overall framework to address the course’s core questions.

This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

It can also be completed as part of the

•    Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods
•    Certificate in Digital Transformation

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