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Data Science: Changing mindsets

A year on from the formal launch of the Data Science Campus, Peter Fullerton, our Deputy Director for Planning and Resources, reflects on how the frenetic start-up and growth of the Campus has changed his view on what can be achieved.

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Marking eight years of National Well-being – How we’re doing so far

Eight years ago, ONS established the Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme. The aim was to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation and answer the fundamental question “how are we doing?”.   Rhian Jones discusses how the programme is enabling decision makers to look differently at the society around them, helping them to make better decisions.  

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Measuring personal well-being: Leaving no one behind

ONS has pioneered the measurement of national well-being in the UK in addition to traditional measures of prosperity, enabling policy makers to make better more well-rounded decisions. As the work matures, its scope is being expanded to better reflect the well-being of the whole population. Here, David Tabor describes some of the enhancements ONS is introducing to make sure no one is left behind.  

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Realising the potential of ONS research data

Every year hundreds of innovative projects are completed by authorised researchers granted secure access to anonymised ONS survey data. Director of Methods, Data and Research, Sarah Henry believes this work with the research community’s work is critical to tackling major social issues and growing the economy. Here, she reports on a recent event which celebrated its success while acknowledging the importance of preserving public trust.         

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Shining a light: new ways to measure global development

The international community has come together to develop the Sustainable Development Goals – a  set of worldwide targets for assessing  human progress and eliminating poverty.  This month some of the world’s leading development experts visited ONS to see how we’re contributing to this and other vital international work.  Matt Steel was there to greet them.  

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