People and Data 

Decisions based on data can greatly improve people’s lives. Data can uncover patterns, unexpected relationships and market trends, making it possible to address previously intractable problems and leverage hidden opportunities. On the other hand, data can worsen the digital divide –the data poor, who leave no digital trail because they have limited access, are most at risk from exclusion from services, opportunities and rights, as are those who lack a digital ID, for instance.

Governments and Data

Governments can use data more creatively to help tackle key global challenges, such as situational awareness, service delivery, eliminating extreme poverty, promoting shared prosperity, or mitigating the effects of climate change. The first step is developing appropriate guidelines for data sharing and use, and for anonymizing personal data. All Government departments face the challenge of safely extracting value from data to improve service delivery in the same way that private companies have learned to do for profit. 

Beyond the hype over “big data”, public-private co-operation in the data space is emerging as a clear trend that promises mutual benefits.

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    Some governments have sought to open up their data to the public and to the private sector with the belief that broader innovative outcomes will follow –for example, the merging of traffic data and location-specific meteorological data has reduced crash risk.
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    These initiatives need to reconcile data sharing with data protection and privacy concerns, the role of public authorities for guaranteeing responsible use of data and utilising its potential for policy purposes and giving the public more control over their mobility-related data. Notably, concerns over use of commercially sensitive data, privacy protection, and cyber-security also remain to be addressed, hampered by the lack of sufficient capacity within the public sector to handle the scale, scope and speed of new data sources.
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    When governments do get public-private supply chain management right, the impact on public services is tremendous. C2 can help to relieve a variety of pressures and limitations that affect the adoption and implementation of a more efficient public-private supply chain information solution to increase data visibility and —in so doing —optimize supply chains, reduce costs, and, ultimately, save lives.

The Solution

1. Develop a Supply Chain Technology Business Case

2. Provide the Right Supply Chain Solution

3. Ensure Effective Systems Governance 

4. Determine the Right Implementation Approach.

5. Supplier Assurance and management

6. Solution Usability and Sustainability.