A new book can be used as a guide for governments and policymakers worldwide in interpreting data and algorithms and provide solutions to the global complex service-delivery issues like timely decision-making regarding managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The book highlights the setbacks faced by the integration of data science on how government leaders make critical decisions and how these affected public policy analytics in addressing the pressing pandemic problems.

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The goal of this book is to make data science accessible to social scientists and City Planners, in particular. The author hopes to convince readers that one with strong domain expertise plus intermediate data skills can have a greater impact in government than the sharpest computer scientist who has never studied economics, sociology, public health, political science, criminology, etc.