What Works in Tackling Poverty Bidders Meeting  – 8th April 2014

 On 8th April, the Public Policy Institute for Wales hosted a meeting for those wishing to find out more about the Call for Research on What Works in Tackling Poverty which it has issued in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council.  More than twenty researchers from a wide range of universities across the UK participated in the meeting, together with a range of potential non-academic partners including the Welsh Government, Office for National Statistics and National Museum Wales.

Steve Martin (Director of the Public Policy Institute for Wales) explained how the Institute will facilitate links between the successful research projects and the Welsh Government Ministers and it will ensure that the Welsh Government benefits from the research conducted by the What Works Centres based in England and Scotland.  Beverley Morgan (Director of the Welsh Government Tackling Poverty Division) outlined the Welsh Government’s priorities and strategy for tackling poverty.  Phil Sooben (Director of Policy, Resources and Communications at the ESRC) described the ‘What Works’ network and how the Public Policy Institute for Wales will participate in this.  Ian Farnden (Senior Research Portfolio Manager at the ESRC) explained the application process. The four presentations are available on our website.

Contacts for further information about the call:

Ian Farnden, ESRC


Phone: 01793 413017


Steve Martin, PPIW


Phone: 029 2087 5202

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