Government Analysis Function

The Government Analysis Function is a diverse community made up of thousands of analysts across government who deliver the evidence and insights that matter for decision-makers and the public. It brings together a broad range of expertise and talent across the Analysis Function and encompasses all people or teams that produce analysis, evidence, and research, including multi-disciplinary analysts and members of analytical professions. These are:

Government Actuary’s Department (GAD)
Government Economic Service (GES)
Government Geography Profession
Government Operational Research Service (GORS)
Government Social Research (GSR)
Government Statistical Service (GSS); and
• Analytical Data Scientists within the Government Digital and Data Profession

One of the function’s key strategic objectives is ‘ensuring we have skilled people in the right place at the right time.’ People are central to the future direction of the function and having learning available to develop and maintain these skills is key. We are also committed to the development of analytical skills for non-analysts across the Civil Service, generally looking to increase analytical literacy in government.

Take a look at some introductory learning modules below that introduce some common themes within analysis, and a range of specialist analytical software to support your development. Visit the Government Analysis Function website, or send an email to find out more about the function.