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Webinar: STRINGS in conversation with Prof Geoff Mulgan CBE and Dr Erica Thompson: How do evidence-based models contribute to the SDGs?

STRINGS in Conversation with Prof Geoff Mulgan CBE and Dr Erica Thompson: How do evidence-based models contribute to the SDGs?
Tuesday 20 October, 10:00-11:00 am (UK, BST)
Different types of models are often used to guide complex policy action. But they are also often criticised as misleading and inaccurate and lacking needed nuance and judgement. How should models be used by policymakers, particularly those concerned with using science, technology and innovation to help achieve the SDGs? What are some of the pitfalls associated using modelling expertise? How can they be avoided? Professor Geoff Mulgan CBE, UCL and Dr Erica Thompson, LSE will discuss these issues together with Professor Joanna Chataway, UCL and member of the STRINGS project.