The membership of the Government Analysis Function is a wide and diverse community of people, it includes:

  • actuaries
  • economists
  • geographers
  • operational researchers
  • social researchers
  • statisticians and data scientists
  • analysts within the Government Digital and Data profession
  • anyone else working in analysis in government

The Government Analysis Function and the analytical professions

The Government Analysis Function fits into the Civil Service’s functional model. Each analytical profession provides guidance on the expectations of a person in order to be recognised as a member of that profession.

The function brings together all members of the analytical professions as well as anyone or any team that produces analysis, evidence and research to support decision making in government.

The function does not remove the professional identities of each individual profession. It brings them together to be greater than the sum of its parts and to make efficiencies.

The government profession groups within the Government Analysis Function include: