PPIW Report Publication: Regional Cooperation and Shared Services – Reflections from ‘Wales Down Under’

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government asked the Public Policy Institute for Wales to review the existing evidence on shared services. Alongside that report, the Public Policy Institute for Wales commissioned Professor Graham Sansom (University of Technology Sydney) to summarises experiences of regional collaboration in Australia. Like Wales,…

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PPIW Report Publication: Shared Services in Local Government

The latest report from the Public Policy Institute for Wales brings together existing evidence on shared services in local government. In particular, it outlines why councils choose to share services, what makes shared service arrangements successful, and how central governments can enable and support this. Shared services involve the consolidation…

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PPIW Report Publication: Participatory Budgeting

The Welsh Government is exploring the role Participatory Budgeting (PB) could play in the Welsh Government budget. To help inform this work, a new report by the PPIW provides evidence on the different types of PB, how they have been used, and the key considerations for designing a PB process.…

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PPIW Report Publication: The Development and Implementation of Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014: Lessons for Policy and Practice in Wales

Two recently-published research outputs from the PPIW highlight important themes for the study and understanding of policy making and implementation in Wales and beyond. How Can Subnational Governments Deliver Their Policy Objectives in the Age of Austerity? Reshaping Homelessness Policy in Wales, published in The Political Quarterly and now available…

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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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