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Publications 26 February 2017
Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction
This report considers how growth sectors can reduce poverty by providing high quality jobs and opportunities for career progression. Based on research funded by the...
Publications 16 February 2017
Growth Sectors: Data Analysis on Employment Change, Wages and Poverty
This report funded by the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) and ESRC demonstrates that the sector which an individual works in has a significant...
Publications 2 November 2016
Alternatives Approaches to Reducing Poverty and Inequality
As part of our work exploring what works in tackling poverty, the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) held a workshop to explore alternative approaches...
Publications 6 October 2016
Improving the Economic Performance of Wales: Existing Evidence and Evidence Needs
In April 2016 the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) brought together leading experts and policy makers to consider what works in improving the performance of...
Publications 22 September 2016
New Directions in Employment Policy
In July 2016 the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) brought together policy makers and practitioners for a workshop to explore new directions in employment policy....
Commentary 21 July 2016
Tackling Rural Poverty – Identifying the Causes
On a visit to Beijing in 2015 I met the Chinese Vice-Minister for Rural Development. A jovial man, who looked back fondly on the two years...
Publications 12 July 2016
Breaking the Cycle: What Works in Reducing Intergenerational Worklessness and Fragile Employment
The Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) worked with experts from the Institute for Employment Research at University of Warwick to review the effectiveness of...
Commentary 24 March 2016
Why We Need Evidence on Poverty
Poverty is a long-standing and apparently intractable problem in Wales. Around 23% of population, some 700,000 people, live on household incomes of less than 60% of the median....