Prof Joanna Chataway talks to Prof Geoff Mulgan CBE and Dr Erica Thompson about the complexities of modelling and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the first of the STRINGS webinar series.

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?


Prof Geoff Mulgan CBE, UCL
Dr Erica Thompson, LSE
Prof Joanna Chataway, STRINGS co-investigator, UCL

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