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Who We Are

Data for Policy is a premier forum for interdisciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the impact and potentials of the digital revolution in the government sector.


The conference series was established in 2015 with its inaugural edition ‘Policy-Making in the Big Data Era’. Its inception was a result of observing that rapidly emerging and developing digital technologies could be utilised to inform and direct public policy. The Data for Policy conference series has created a forum for interdisciplinary, cross-sector discussion for stakeholders from all walks of life.Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.


The Data & Policy Journal was launched in 2019 to archive and disseminate knowledge and to extend the community further. Both venues aim to bridge the gap between research and practice. They involve contributors from academia, government, international organisations, non-profit and commercial sectors.


Data for Policy is now an independent non-profit initiative registered in the UK as a Community Interest Company (CIC). It is supported by a large number of key stakeholders, including prestigious academic institutions, government departments, international agencies, non-profit institutions, and businesses.

CIC Activities

Four Pillars

  • Faciltating global dialogue and debate
  • Thought leadership – building the field of data for policy research
  • Curating & disseminating  knowledge
  • Community building & widening participation

Reports of Activities

Read the first formal report of our activities for the period March 2022 – February 2023

Annual report of activities 2022-2023

Data for Policy 2022

“Ecosystems of innovation and virtual-physical interactions”

Data for Policy 2021

“Lessons for data-policy interactions after Covid-19”

Data for Policy 2020

First virtual conference

Data for Policy 2019

“Digital Trust and Personal Data”

Data for Policy 2017

“Government by Algorithm?”

Data for Policy 2016

“Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices, and Projections”

Data for Policy 2015

“Policy-making in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges”