Require science, data literacy & system design skills in policy qualifications
Policy qualifications generally don't provide policy makers today with scientific methods, data literacy or statistical analysis skills, or any form of design skills (system, user centred, or service design). These three areas are fundamental for model policy co-design, modelling, development, implementation and monitoring, and the lack of skills means many policy teams end up spending most of their time on briefings, but not developing evidence based policy options, alternatives or advice.
Why the contribution is important
Requiring the addition of these skills to the policy qualifications sought in recruitment, would greatly improve the capacity and competence of policy units across government.
by pia on April 23, 2021 at 01:52PM