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Commentary 23 July 2019
Responding to those in difficulty with council tax debt in Wales: what does the evidence show?
This blog draws on a recent Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) report ‘Responding to citizens in debt to public services: A rapid evidence review’...
Commentary 8 July 2019
Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times
On 24th May 2019, the Wales Centre for Public Policy and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) organised a conference...
Commentary 25 June 2019
Our Theory of Change
There is widespread agreement across diverse policy and research communities that evidence can play a vital role in processes of democratic deliberation on the aims,...
Commentary 6 June 2019
Evidence, practice and philosophy: How can we undertake effective evidence-informed practice in Wales?
Wales is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of educational reform. Along with a distinctive approach to curriculum development comes an emphasis on transforming schools into...
Commentary 17 May 2019
Powers and Policy Levers – What works in delivering Welsh Government policies?
As Wales marks twenty years of devolution, our latest report, Powers and Policy Levers: What works in delivering Welsh Government policies? presents the findings of...
Commentary 15 May 2019
Introducing our Advisory Board Members
It is my very great pleasure to introduce the member of the Wales Centre for Public Policy’s distinguished Advisory Group.
Commentary 17 April 2019
How can governments improve cross-cutting working?
Cross cutting working - making sure that different departments and services work effectively with each other - is a constant challenge for all governments, even...
Commentary 27 March 2019
The role of behaviour change in shaping public policy decisions
Behaviour change is an increasingly common theme in public policy. Peter John goes as far to claim that ‘many of the greatest challenges in public...