New Assignment – Public Development Bank for Wales

The Public Policy Institute for Wales has been asked to conduct a scoping study to examine the effectiveness and viability of a public development bank in Wales. There have been continued reports of insufficient credit for small and medium-sized businesses, and inadequate personal banking services in some communities. One proposed…

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PPIW’s Sixth Work Programme Announced

We are pleased to announce our sixth work programme, which will run until September 2017.  Following discussions with Ministers and officials, we have agreed with the First Minister that the programme will focus on the following evidence needs: Assignment  Project Lead Analytical Support for the European Advisory Group Steve Martin…

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New Assignment – What Works in Tackling Rural Poverty

The Public Policy Institute for Wales is working with the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) to review the international evidence about what works in tackling rural poverty. This study examining interventions that are designed to address four key issues which were identified in our earlier literature review: The rural…

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New Assignment – Reasonable Punishment: The Links with Child Outcomes, Children’s Attitudes and the Effectiveness of Legislation

Current legislation permits physical punishment of children so long as it constitutes “reasonable punishment”. The PPIW are undertaking two pieces of work related to the Welsh Government’s intention to seek cross party support for legislation to end the defence of “reasonable punishment”. The first is an in-house evidence review on…

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PPIW Fourth Work Programme

We have now had our fourth Work Programme approved by the First Minister and will be working on these assignments over the coming months. The programme covers a wide range of policy areas and we look forward to working closely with experts to provide the best possible evidenced based analysis…

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