Our Work for Welsh Government
The PPIW provided evidence on demand for Welsh Government Ministers via a rolling work programme of short turn-around assignments. This work programme was developed in consultation with Minsters and their advisors, and in conjunction with our independent Board of Governors. All of our completed assignments can viewed on our Publications page.
These assignments took a variety of forms. Sometimes we sought to identify a suitable expert or group of experts from whom we commissioned bespoke pieces of advice. In other cases we brought together a small group of experts with Welsh Government officials and ran workshops, or undertook work in-house. Our assignments were not expected to produce new data or evidence. Rather, the aim was to draw on existing knowledge, and bring this to bear on the issue at hand.
In addition to completing assignments, the Institute was also charged with assessing Ministers’ evidence needs, highlighting any gaps in current provision and making recommendations for filling these.
In October 2017 the PPIW became part of the Wales Centre for Public Policy. The Centre builds on the success of PPIW, and will continue the Institute’s work of meeting Welsh Government Ministers’ evidence needs, alongside a new mission to support public services to access, generate, evaluate and apply evidence about what works to key economic and social challenges.