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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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 hosts the What Works Network

The PPIW hosted colleagues from the What Works Network on 9 October. Representatives from the different Centres gathered in Cardiff for a meeting of the Council, chaired by Dr David Halpern, the What Works National Advisor. The Council met the Welsh Government Board over lunch to discuss areas of shared…

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What Works in Tackling Poverty – Preliminary Findings

PPIW What Works in Tackling Poverty – Preliminary Findings. The PPIW recently hosted an event publicise the preliminary findings of the four tackling poverty projects. The event gave attendees the opportunity to hear the early findings from the projects as well as feed in ideas. The information below is a…

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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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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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