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Book Launch Forum: Making Data Matter

A Center for Regional Change forum promoting the forthcoming volume of essays What Counts: Harnessing Data for America's Communities.

Feb 13, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

UC Davis Campus, Student Community Center

Across multiple fields and sectors, policymakers, funders, and practitioners working to improve low-income communities are increasingly looking to data analysis to inform community initiatives, investment strategies, and policy choices. Data-driven approaches - while promising - raise questions and challenges.

There is a sizable gap between our interest in basing decisions on clear “evidence” and our ability to generate it in reliable, accurate, and meaningful ways. Transforming data into actionable information is often not straightforward, and capacity for analysis and application of data-rich information is uneven both within and across sectors. This forum brings together experts across multiple disciplines examining current and forward-looking approaches to tackling these issues.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the UCD Center for Regional Change and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco