As the world is pacing towards data-driven lifestyle, the global policymakers are showing a keen interest in hunting transformation in governance through big data technology. The changes brought in by the technology caters excellent opportunities for economic growth, productivity, innovation and various other concepts of governance and policy-making. In particular, the policies designed under this umbrella are intended to collect national or international data under one efficient system of accessibility, accuracy, integration, and sophistication.
According to certain policymakers, big data is a cue to improve the implementation and effectiveness of government policies. Specifically, in the tax, healthcare and education and culture sector of government jurisdiction, big data is making remarkable impressions. Moreover, during the time of elections, big data extends noble hands to kindle winning results. Although it remains an under-addressed topic in government-formation and country politics but from influencing voters to predicting the ultimate results of the election, big data knows it all.
With the advancements of new-age technologies fostering data and analytics marvels, the governments can process real-time data and operate feedback cycle in every step of it. To make things run in hands of the technology, various entities of governments require to construct a system to gather large datasets and seek for new coils. Additionally, they also need to enhance the capabilities and outreach of their respective institutions to harness big data with talent and legit actions.
However, one global issue which is hitting most of the aspiring big data economies is the lack of appropriate talent. Acquiring the voluminous data is just not enough if one doesn’t have an efficient talent pool to extract great insights from it. To gain a meaningful perspective of adopting big data, a talent pool with deep knowledge is required.
Looking at the optimistic approach to this, the lack of data talent in particular country clears up room for technology partnerships in both the public and private sector. Both the sectors in every big-data aspirant region needs leaders who are courageous enough to push the data-literacy program at the helm. If big data could be underpinned with governments’ performance metrics, its implementation would be effective.
After all, employing the technology is entirely about ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of national or international policies by accrediting governments across the globe to produce an informed policy for citizen welfare that can be analyzed in the real-time schedule. Big data-driven governance can equip nations to make better decisions without compromising the quality of it.