How can government make the best use of evidence?

In this free seminar, we will consider the role of evidence in public policy-making and how politicians and civil servants can improve its usefulness in Northern Ireland.
Alliance for Useful Evidence

There is nothing a government hates more than to be well-informed; for it makes the process of arriving at decisions much more complicated and difficult.’ John Maynard Keynes

Demands for the better use of useful evidence by government are not new. However, they have become more urgent in the face of public expenditure cuts and the need to ensure that such scarce funds are deployed in more cost effective ways. 

Join us for this topical event. Speakers include:

  • Chair - Peter O'Neill, Northern Ireland Manager, Alliance for Useful Evidence
  • Siobhan Carey, Chief Executive and Registrar General at Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
  • Aideen McGinley - Former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Employment and Learning
  • Will Haire - Former Permanent Secretary of the Department of Social Development
  • Dr Kristian Lasslett - Director of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences, Ulster University.

If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]

Nearby parking is available at Saint Anne's Square car park, 2 Edward Street, Belfast BT1 2LP

Please advise of any special requirements by 2pm, Monday 12 June 2017. The event is taking place at Conor Hall, Belfast Campus, Ulster University.

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