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Commentary 5 December 2019
5 things we learned about procurement
The Wales Centre for Public Policy has been exploring the case for a more strategic approach to public procurement for nearly two years. In July 2018...
Commentary 29 November 2019
Mobilising Meaningful Connections between Evidence and Practice
At the Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP), we are continually reflecting upon our role as a ‘knowledge brokerage organisation’ (KBO). We see ‘knowledge brokerage’...
Commentary 26 November 2019
What works in getting evidence used?
One of the Early Intervention Foundation's (EIF) core functions is to see that evidence on early intervention is actually being used in policy, decision-making and...
Commentary 18 November 2019
Researching the Use of Evidence in Policy Making
What does it mean to be a ‘knowledge broker’? What impact does knowledge brokerage have on government policymaking? Why might evidence use at the local...
Commentary 8 November 2019
No Fault Evictions: Striking a Good Balance
Should landlords be able to evict their tenants without giving a reason? It is a question that is attracting increasing attention in Wales. At the...
Commentary 5 November 2019
The Preston Model: A panacea for Wales?
Procurement is moving up the agenda. In Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford has advocated reforming procurement and procurement has been suggested as a way to...
Commentary 30 October 2019
Unleashing the power of public procurement
Understandably given the pressure on budgets, the focus is often on procuring public services at the lowest possible cost.  But there is a growing recognition...
Commentary 21 October 2019
Tackling Inequalities through Gender Budgeting
With the opportunity provided by the Gender Equality Review and the commitment to feminist principles by the Welsh Government, the time is ripe for the...