PPIW Focus Weeks

Brexit will dominate political debates for the foreseeable future.  However there are some fundamental policy challenges in Wales that aren’t going away whatever the outcome of the UK negotiations with the EU. How to secure economic growth and high quality jobs? How to satisfy increasing demand for health and social…

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PPIW at the WISERD Annual Conference 2016

On Thursday 14th July the PPIW team (Steve, Dan and Lauren) attended the Seventh WISERD Annual Conference. The conference took place at Swansea University’s Bay Campus on the 13th and 14th July, and brought together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate themes such as health; social care; wellbeing; education;…

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PPIW Report Publication – Breaking the Cycle: What Works in Reducing Intergenerational Worklessness and Fragile Employment

The PPIW worked with experts from the Institute for Employment Research at University of Warwick to review the effectiveness of policies to tackle intergenerational worklessness and fragile employment. Its research suggests that intergenerational worklessness (defined as households in which three generations have not been employed) is unlikely to be widespread…

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PPIW Report Publication: Food Policy as Public Policy

The former Minister for Natural Resources and the former Deputy Minister for Farming and Food asked the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) to provide advice on whether the Welsh Government’s Food Strategy was sufficiently comprehensive and up to date. The PPIW worked with two of the UK’s leading experts…

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PPIW Expert Workshop Explores Asymmetric School Weeks

The former Minister for Education and Skills asked the PPIW to convene a workshop to bring together a select group of experts with senior Welsh Government representatives to discuss asymmetric schools weeks. An asymmetric school week includes various start and finish times with some longer days and some shorter days…

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