A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments: Using Big Data for Good

A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments: Using Big Data for Good

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Publisher: John Wiley Sons Inc.
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Legislators, agency leaders, and support staff at federal, state, and local levels have unprecedented access to information and data on citizens. Advances in analytics, modeling, machine learning, reporting, and other technologies give civic leaders the power to better understand how government affects citizenry at every one of life’s touchpoints, from childhood into adulthood. A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments, edited by Marie Lowman, shines a light on the best practices used by public service professionals at every level who are making better decisions through analytics.

From public health and child well-being to transportation and fraud fighting, this immediately useful guide shows how analytics is already transforming the way government works. Each one of the exceptional contributors--including a teacher, councilwoman, transportation secretary, doctor, criminal justice expert, and others--shares the strategies and techniques that can improve results with informed decisions.

Analytics can take the guesswork out of government programs, and enables government leaders to enhance quality of life for citizens. This single resource describes how data and analytics can help:

  • Social services be proactive in assisting youth and families by identifying the most at-risk children, as well as address internal concerns such as high turnover and caseworker safety
  • Public health and substance abuse workers customize care and interventions, and combat the opioid epidemic from the abuser and provider sides
  • City leaders turn their municipalities into "smart cities" by choosing the right projects that support a long-term strategy
  • Public leaders craft a step-by-step plan to create a government data analytics center to serve as a streamlined, more cost-effective platform for data-driven solutions The answers to better governance are out there, and A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments shows you how to find them in the data.

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    • Epub ISBN# 978-1-119-36285-2
    • PDF ISBN# 978-1-119-36254-8
    • Hardcopy ISBN# 978-1-119-36282-1
    • Pages 216