The benefits of a data-driven policy-making are related to a more effective, efficient, open and accountable public sector.

The effective use of technologies can help governments and public institutions to close data gaps that have long impeded successful policymaking. When problems are well detailed, policy-making can become more targeted, with attention appropriately and efficiently directed; more tailored, so that responses fit different needs and able to adjust to evolving circumstances; and more experimental, with real-time testing of how problems respond to different strategies. Data also allows for cool analysis and less biased decision-making. 

Taking advantage of technologies as a means of gathering data for policy making is a key step towards achieving better policy results.