The maturity of local government in use of data

This study assesses whether local government has the right building blocks and culture in place to capitalise on the data that it holds.

The report is split into 4 parts:

  1. In Part 1 of the report, we study the strategic approach taken by local authorities to making better use of data.
  2. In Part 2 we summarise local authorities’ data protection work and how they are progressing sharing data with other public bodies.
  3. In Part 3 we examine whether local authorities have the skills and capacity to gather, share and analyse data.
  4. In Part 4 we consider how effectively local authorities use available data to agree future priorities and allocate resources.

Based on these findings, the Auditor General has concluded that local authorities are slowly developing a culture that values and uses data to its full potential to help improve services and outcomes.

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