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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...
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Administering Social Security in Wales
In Wales social security is currently reserved to the UK Government, with the exception of some benefits. Since the devolution of social security in Scotland (2018)...
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Strengthening the Economic Resilience of the Welsh Economy
The concept of economic resilience has gained prominence in the decade since the financial crisis of 2008/09, raising interest as to why some economies appear more...
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...
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Options for sustainable Welsh fisheries and fishing stocks management post-devolution
The Welsh Government are preparing their approach to fisheries for if/when the UK leaves the European Union. They are particularly interested in future opportunities,...
Publications 24 October 2019
Achieving a prosperous economy: insights from other nations and regions
This report summarises the evidence from approaches that have improved economic performance in a selection of areas in the UK and Europe. Identifying areas comparable...
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...
Publications 16 October 2019
The Value of Trade Unions in Wales
Trade unions are an integral part of the Welsh Government’s social partnership model, and more broadly an essential part of the economic and social...