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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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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Report of the Expert Group on Local Government Diversity

Debates about whether councillors are sufficiently representative of the communities they serve go back a long way. In 2007, Dame Jane Roberts who is a member of our board of governors, led the Councillor’s Commission, which made a series of major recommendations for change in English local government. Professor Laura…

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