Example: tackling criminal networks
Working closely with the Dutch police, an interdisciplinary research team found a more effective way to destabilise cannabis networks: removing very specialised players rather than the most high-profile and seemingly influential criminals.
IAS for policymakers
POLDER Simulation Center is a new initiative led by the UvA Institute for Advanced Study. It aims to help policy makers to unravel complex challenges and explore new ways of intervention. By simulating various what-if scenarios, we try to understand what kind of interventions will produce what type of outcomes. We work closely together with policymakers, building new multi-scale models and visualisation tools, to support evidence-based and effective policy.
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