Polder Simulation CenterFor POLicy Decision-support and Evidence-based Reasoning
An initiative led by UvA IAS
POLDER is a research collaborative that helps policymakers to unravel complex challenges, create actionable insights, and explore new avenues of intervention. We develop and apply novel decision-support techniques, using theories and methods from complexity science, system dynamics and network science. POLDER works together with researchers from all academic fields and in co-creation with the direct stakeholders to support responsible and effective decision-making.
Policy and Complexity in the 21st Century
The series ‘Policy and Complexity in the 21st Century’ brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges of policy-making in the complexity of today’s world. The point of departure of this series is the observation that a set of persistent problems continue to plague policy and administration. The complexity sciences may offer new ways in which these issues can be understood and addressed. In this series, we will unpack these problems through dialogue between practitioners and scientists. This way, we create a better understanding of the blind spots, pitfalls and gains to be made at the nexus of policy and complexity.
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