Public Services

Public Services


Improving Public ServicesImproving Public Services 

Authors: Lauren Carter-Davies and Professor Steve Martin, PPIW

The PPIW brought together an invited group of leading public management experts and Welsh Government officials to explore the existing evidence about public service improvement and identify future evidence needs to support incoming Ministers.


Impact assessments

Impact Assessments

Author: Dr Clive Grace

This report surfaces the structural, cultural, operational, and contextual factors that interact to create the IA ‘system’.


Comparing Council performanceComparing Council Performance

Author: Dan Wake, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

A feasibility study on comparing the performance of Welsh, English and Scottish Councils.


High performing councilsHigh Performing Council Thinkpiece

Author: Barry Quirk, Chief Executive of Lewisham Council

A thinkpiece on what makes a successful council, by one of the UK’s most experienced and successful chief executives.


accountability in public servicesAchieving Accountability in Public Services 

Authors: Dr Rachel Ashworth and Dr James Downe, Cardiff Business School

An evidence review prepared for the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery.


Collaboration and PS improvementCollaboration and Public Services Improvement

Author: Dr Tom Entwhistle, Cardiff University

An evidence review prepared for the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery.


Performance management and Public Service ImprovementPerformance Management and Public Service Improvement

Author: Professor Rhys Andrews, Cardiff University

An evidence review prepared for the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery.


small country governanceThe Implications of ‘Small Country Governance’ for Public Services

Authors: Professor Alistair Cole and Dr Ian Stafford, Cardiff University

An evidence review prepared for the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery.

 


Council Budget CutsCoping with the Cuts: Lessons from English Councils’ Responses to Budget Reductions

Authors: Ian Jones and Professor Steve Martin, PPIW, and Liam Whittington, UKRCS

An analysis of the impact of reductions in central government funding for councils in England and to identify potential lessons for Welsh local government.

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