Policy 6

We will utilise and provide information in a proactive and diverse manner.

In a changing operating environment, the government’s operational capability is enforced by utilising high-quality information in a diverse manner. We will develop foresight systematically, so as to quickly be able to form a reliable information base when needed. In preparing for long-term decision making, aside from up-to-date and evidence based information, we will also utilise foresight. We will make better use of and produce diverse, reliable information in government and society. We will create close links with the broad research community to meet our information needs. This means, for example, that we will open government data resources and we will link foresight more strongly to preparation and budgeting. We must prepare increasingly for new ways of using information. Opening and utilising information also require international cooperation.

Move forward

Implementing the change will require at least the following actions:

  1. We will make systematic foresight and future thinking a key part of management and also of policy preparation and decision-making processes.
  2. We will strengthen and diversify the databases and networks to be utilised, for example by evaluating people’s experience of the legitimacy of public governance actions.
  3. We will be more active in international networks, to prevent the spread of unreliable information.
  4. We will develop capabilities to open and utilise information and real-time data.