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Commentary 3 June 2020
Clapping after Coronavirus: The implications of the Coronavirus pandemic for health and social care workers
The Coronavirus pandemic has turned the world’s attention to the work of our carers. Each week, many of us have been clapping to recognise...
Commentary 27 May 2020
The implications of the Coronavirus pandemic for the Welsh economy
The Coronavirus pandemic is having a profound and unprecedented impact on the Welsh economy – an economy already weakened by retrenchment and austerity in the public...
Commentary 20 May 2020
When this is all over: Recovering from Coronavirus
‘When this is all over’ has to be one of the most over-used phrases of the Coronavirus pandemic.  But will it, in fact, ever be...
Commentary 12 May 2020
Can Research Apprenticeships open the door to a policy career?
The Wales Centre for Public Policy introduced the Research Apprenticeship scheme in 2017. The aim was to build the capacity of researchers to engage with policymakers...
Commentary 30 April 2020
Loneliness in Lockdown
Prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 16% of the Welsh population identified as lonely, and it is known that loneliness and social isolation present significant challenges...
Commentary 20 April 2020
How might lower-ranking officials have a greater impact on policy development than previously assumed?
How can small-territory, subnational governments make the most of their position? Subnational governments like the devolved governments in the UK combine some of the opportunities...
Commentary 9 April 2020
Youth Homelessness: Moving Towards Prevention
WCPP’s  reports on Preventing Youth Homelessness were published in 2018. Since then, we have been working with a range of stakeholders to communicate our key...
Commentary 3 April 2020
Governing the Just Transition
In previous blog posts, we’ve considered what a just transition is and what such a transition might look like in Wales. In the final...