Kommunales Bildungsmonitoring (municipal education monitoring) is a government initiative with offices in municipalities all over Germany. All of these offices collect local data on education and training and try to feed their analyses back into municipal politics.
In December 2019, I gave an invited talk at the initiative’s conference in Berlin. I focused on what Public Administration Research knows about knowledge utilisation in policymaking and different strategies to raise the interest of different actors along the policy cycle.
After my talk, I tried to find out as much as possible about the different experiences of the offices, as this is possibly the most hands-on and widespread instance of data-driven policymaking in Germany.
If you speak German, you can watch my talk here: