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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Job Opportunity – Senior Research Officer

You will conduct research which can be published in high quality peer reviewed journals and you will ensure that our research influences our target audiences in Wales, the UK and internationally. This is not an ‘ivory tower’ role. You will need to be highly proactive and influential – making sure…

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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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Updates from the What Works Network: December 2016 – March 2017

Recent news from other What Works Centres includes:  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Published new quality standards on mental health problems in people with learning disabilities recommending annual checks as many people are currently going undiagnosed. Published new guidance recommending all children and young people, from pre-school…

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Engagement Activities: December 2016 – April 2017

Dan and Emyr participated in a workshop convened by the Future Generations Commissioner on developing priorities for the Future Generations Commissioner. Andrew and Emily presented findings from our ‘Powers and Policy Levers’ project at academic conferences in Paris and Cardiff.  Their study shows how, in the case of homelessness policy,…

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