What Works Network

Being Part of the What Works Network


 The Public Policy Institute for Wales was part of the UK What Works Network , a collection of What Works Centres which synthesise and translate complex, sometimes inaccessible, evidence into practical and useable tools that policy makers and practitioners can use to improve decision making.

The UK What Works network includes:
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The What Works Centre for Crime Reduction, hosted by the College of Policing
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), established by the Sutton Trust
The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (LEG), hosted by LSE with Arup and the Centre for Cities
The Centre for Ageing Better, established by the BIG Lottery Fund.
The What Works Centre for Wellbeing
What Works Scotland
• The Public Policy Institute for Wales.

The PPIW provided a strong link between the What Works Centres from across the UK and Welsh policy makers and practitioners. As a What Works Centre itself, the PPIW had a particular focus on public services reform and tackling poverty but worked across the full range of Welsh Ministers’ responsibilities.

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.

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