We look at the challenges and benefits of algorithms used by government on a daily basis. They are used in decision-making processes and these decisions can have an impact on our lives. In this blog we examine how the pandemic has given the government the impetus to test the art of the possible.
We developed our webinar programme to continue connecting effectively with clients throughout the pandemic. Over the year GAD created and hosted 11 webinars. In this blog we look at this enhanced level of engagement, where some of our events attracted around 200 attendees.
The 'Assessing and Communicating Uncertainty' toolkit has been set up to help analysts in providing decision-makers with data in such a way that the inherent uncertainty of given situations is understood. In this blog, we look at how this toolkit can help people who undertake analytical work.
In the week that the nation marked the first anniversary of lockdown, GAD actuary Nazmus Haq reflects on his year working in the Department of Health and Social Care as they looked to identify and protect vulnerable patients thought to be at high risk from coronavirus.
Pandemic bonds transfer pandemic risk from developing countries to the financial markets. The capital raised is reserved for responding to pandemic outbreaks. In this blog we look further into what pandemic bonds are, how they work and what happened when COVID-19 occurred.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved a difficult time for the hedge fund industry. Not all of its players have managed to live up to the challenges. In this blog we look at how hedge funds have fared over the past year or so.
Actuaries in government is more than just a blog name, it is all about the work we do. At the Government Actuary's Department, we translate the output of our analysis into useable intelligence which helps improve the decision making required to address the wide range of challenges we are facing.
We look at the different aspects of insurance in the public sector, as it applies to local authorities and national government, and the associated impact of the pandemic.
Countries around the world have reacted to COVID-19 in a variety of ways from lockdowns and curfews. This blog looks at how COVID-19 has had an impact on investment.
The issues around negative inflation are discussed in our latest blog. We look at how negative inflation, or deflation, is measured and what it means for the economy. We ask too who ultimately are the winners and losers in this.