Research resources: International comparisons of childcare policy

This is the second of a series providing resources for childcare research. These blogs are intended for use by those wanting to navigate the evidence base for childcare policy. They point to where research is available, rather than summarising it. Topic #2 is research on international comparisons of childcare policy. OECD The OECD provides the…

Research Resources: Childcare in London

But first… This is the first of a series providing resources for childcare research. These blogs are intended for use by those wanting to navigate the evidence base for childcare policy. They point to where research is available, rather than summarising it. Topic #1 is childcare in London. Childcare in London I explored the challenges…

Fighting corporate corruption with open data

This blog explains how DataKind and Global Witness partnered to build the world’s first network graph mapping corporate control in the UK. In June 2016 the UK government launched a new initiative, a world first: it required companies to register who was actually in control. Recent investigations have added to the case for greater transparency in…

What Women Want

In this blog I will summarise the data analysis undertaken for the What Women Want 2.0 campaign. A lot of great stuff happened on International Women’s day (7th March). Part of the chorus of voices was the What Women Want 2.0 campaign. Over the course of the campaign, over 8,000 women answered the question What do you…

How do I get my organisation to do data science?

So you’re expertly trained in data science, managed to get a great-looking job in your field…. and do basic analytics day to day. Often individuals learn, adapt and innovate quicker than organisations do – so you might find yourself with wicked skills in an organisation that doesn’t know what to do with them. This can…

Doctor Doctor! Money and the NHS

Unless the next Government allocates more money to the NHS, health services in England will lose 16 per cent of per person funding by 2020, compared to historic funding rates. That’s £1 in every £6.  There’s a lot of local variation in health spending, so we made NHScuts.org.uk to show the local impacts of changes…