Welsh Think Tank Marks a Successful First Year

Today, Wednesday 28th January, 2015, the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) is celebrating its first anniversary. First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM is sponsoring an event in Cardiff Bay to mark a highly successful first year for the independent think tank, which is hosted by Cardiff University and…

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PPIW Joins UK What Works Network

The Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) has been invited to join the UK wide What Works Network.  The Network, set-up in 2013, brings together experts who are assessing evidence from around the world to find out which interventions work best in reducing crime, improving educational attainment, encouraging economic growth,…

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Early Intervention Foundation comes to Cardiff

We invited Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence at the Early Intervention Foundation, to come and talk to the Welsh civil service about the work that they are doing. This was the first of what we hope will become a regular programme of policy seminars for civil servants. Leon talked about…

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A Busy, but Very Bright, Start for the PPIW

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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