Engagement Activities: December 2016 – April 2017

  • Dan and Emyr participated in a workshop convened by the Future Generations Commissioner on developing priorities for the Future Generations Commissioner.
  • Andrew and Emily presented findings from our Powers and Policy Levers’ project at academic conferences in Paris and Cardiff.  Their study shows how, in the case of homelessness policy, although the Welsh Government has limited financial resources, it has been able to build strong networks that have enabled effective planning and implementation of the new legislation.
  • Dan presented to Public Health Wales’ policy group.
  • Andrew, Steve and Emily presented papers on knowledge mobilisation and policy networks in Wales at the Political Studies Association in Glasgow.
  • Emyr contributed to the National Assembly for Wales’ equality and human rights scrutiny committee evidence gathering session on poverty in Wales.
  • Steve met with other members of the What Works Council, the Deputy Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit and the Rt. Hon.  Ben Gummer (Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General) to discuss ways in which evidence produced by What Works Centres can help to inform government policies and priorities.
  • Emily presented on policymaking in Wales and Scotland at a workshop organised by the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute whose event focused on economic policy in Ireland and the UK.
  • Dan contributed to an expert workshop convened by Chwarae Teg on increasing gender equality in the Welsh economy.
  • Dan and Emyr participated in a workshop convened by the Future Generations Commissioner on Public Service Boards’ wellbeing assessments.
  • Andrew partipcated to a Lloyds Banking Group Roundtable Discussion on “Devolving housing powers will build more homes”. The event discussed commercial responses to the challenges of the housing market.
  • Dan met with other What Works Centres to discuss Research Practice Networks.

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