A Busy, but Very Bright, Start for the PPIW

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We have been extremely busy in the six months since the First Minister launched the PPIW in January, and felt that now would be a good time to share some of the highlights and early work which the Institute has been doing. The Institute works directly with Welsh Ministers to …

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PPIW at the WISERD Conference


The Institute convened a high powered panel at the WISERD conference to discuss the nature of evidence based policy in Wales.  The panel brought together perspectives from the political arena, the civil service, think tanks and academia.  Our speakers included: –        Chris Roberts, special adviser to the Minister for Communities …

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What Works in Tackling Poverty Launch Event


The Public Policy Institute for Wales launched a new programme of work today (Tuesday 15 April, 2014) at an event sponsored by Jeff Cuthbert, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. Funded through an £800,000 investment from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the What Works in Tackling Poverty programme …

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Expert Advice for the Williams Commission Published

Flying Wales Flag

The first expert assignments completed by the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) have been published alongside the recommendations of the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery. The First Minister established the Commission under the chairmanship of Sir Paul Williams, former chief executive of NHS Wales, to provide objective analysis …

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PPIW Publishes its First Work Programme

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The Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) officially opened for business in October 2013. We said then that we would be publishing our work programme so that anyone with an interest in the PPIW could see what we are doing. We have now agreed an initial programme of work with …

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PPIW Opens for Business


The Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) officially opened for business today and we’ll be working hard to get things up and running as quickly as possible. The Government fired the starting gun back in October 2012 when it announced an open competition to run the Institute and invited a …

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