About the PPIW: Using Evidence to Improve Policy

 The Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) is an independent research institution which aims to improve policy by increasing evidence informed policy-making, particularly in Wales.

Established in January 2014 and co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Welsh Government, the PPIW is hosted by Cardiff University and is a member of the UK’s What Works Network.

The PPIW’s key activities include:

  • Stimulating policy-maker demand for evidence by working directly with Ministers to identify their evidence needs and make connections across policy areas.
  • Improving the supply of evidence by making policy-maker evidence needs know and generating independent authoritative advice and analysis.
  • Supporting interaction between evidence suppliers and policy-makers by developing networks.
  • Facilitating knowledge exchange between Wales, the rest of the UK and beyond.

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