What lessons for Policy and Practise can Welsh Government learn from the Implementation and Development of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014?

We have recently published two outputs from our ESRC-funded research into the powers and policy levers available to the Welsh Government.  Both are based on our case study of recent reforms to the Welsh statutory homelessness framework, but they highlight a number of important transferable themes for the study and…

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Brexit and Wales: In Pictures

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’?

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?

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

  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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Think Tank to Thank? – The Origination and Development of the Central Policy Review Staff and its relevance to the Public Policy Institute for Wales today

This week’s guest blog comes from Michael Hodson, an undergraduate student at Cardiff University. As part of his three week placement with the PPIW over the summer Michael was asked to research the history of the Central Policy Review Staff, and what lessons it can offer the PPIW today. The…

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