New Welsh Government work programme announced

The Wales Centre for Public Policy has announced the latest wave of its programme of work for the Welsh Government.

The new assignments are:

  • Behavioural change and household recycling
  • Strategies and technologies in improving air quality
  • What works in supplementing the teaching of second languages?
  • Maximising the civic contribution of universities and wider tertiary education
  • Alternatives to prosecuting vulnerable debtors
  • What works when intervening in underperforming health organisations?
  • How can policy commissions maximise their impact?

Work for Welsh Government Ministers form a large part of the Centre’s work, with this latest tranche representing the second programme of work agreed with the First Minister since the Centre’s launch last year.

Dan Bristow, the Centre’s Director of Policy and Practice, said:

“I’m pleased to be extending our programme of research for Welsh Government with this latest set of projects, giving Ministers access to the best available evidence and expertise to help inform their decision making.

“Many of these projects go to the heart of important national conversations, and the evidence we produce can help to inform decisions that could have a profound effect on society and on individuals’ wellbeing.

“By bridging the gap between research and practice, our work has already had a wide-ranging impact on public policy in Wales. We hope to build on this through this new set of projects.”