Research Report A Political Economy Framework for the Urban Data Revolution
Benjamin Edwards, Solomon Greene, G. Thomas Kingsley
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As the global population grows increasingly urbanized, city governments will assume ever-greater responsibility for addressing the challenges of poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability. To meet these challenges effectively, city leaders must base their efforts on good data and reliable evidence. This paper develops a framework for understanding the conditions under which city leaders access, analyze, and apply data to solve problems. We also suggest how the new UN Sustainable Development Goals can help overcome the institutional constraints and competing incentives that cities face in using data to drive decisionmaking for sustainable development.
Research Areas International development Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags International public administration and local government International urban development and the environment
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center