Data science, analytics, and digital transformation can help make better policies and deliver better services as the Philippines heads to a new and better normal, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
“I have always believed and advocated for digital transformation within the government in order to strengthen policy-making and service delivery. The government and businesses alike need to use data science to make better policies. This has become even more urgent in the new normal,” Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said during the 2021 Analytics Summit PH on July 27, 2021.
Organized by the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP), the summit convenes key stakeholders from various sectors to evaluate and learn more about how best practices in data science and analytics will help the country take on challenges of socioeconomic development and service delivery while keeping pace with the 4th industrial revolution.
The NEDA chief further emphasized the significance of digitalization during the pandemic when social protection programs need to be efficiently delivered using information and communications technology (ICT).