Brexit and Wales: In Pictures

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On Thursday 30th March, 2017, the PPIW and Knowledge and Analytical Services welcomed colleagues to an evidence symposium which aimed to understand the reasons behind the Welsh vote in last year’s referendum on EU membership. We also asked why did 52.5 per cent vote Leave, why did 47.5 per cent vote …

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Public Policy ‘Made in Wales’?

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From the offset, the case for devolution in the UK featured strong calls for different regions to be granted the means with which to develop distinctive and place-appropriate responses to the issues they face. In the words of the former Labour First Minister of Wales (2000-2009), Rhodri Morgan, the devolved …

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What Works in Promoting What Works?

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Last week the PPIW presented at the What Works Global Summit. Representatives from over forty countries gathered at this major international conference to discuss the state of evidence-informed policy and practice globally, as well as future challenges and opportunities.  Our presentation on putting evidence to work for politicians in Wales …

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Getting Research Into Local Government Scrutiny

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  Following on from the popularity of Lauren Carter-Davies’ blog – Engaging with the Policy-making and Scrutiny Process in Wales: How Does Research Get into the National Assembly for Wales? we asked Dave Mckenna, from Swansea Council, to explore how research can be used  in the local government scrutiny process. Compared …

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What will Brexit mean for Wales?

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On 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The process for leaving and the implications for Wales are uncertain, but broadly speaking there are three forms that Brexit could take: Soft Brexit: Retain membership of the single market through the European Economic Area (EEA). The closest type …

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