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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....
Publications 24 February 2016
Childcare Policy Options for Wales
What is the potential impact of extending the Welsh Government’s provision of free childcare for three to four year olds?
Publications 1 February 2016
Maximising the Economic Benefits of the Welsh Government’s Investment in Cardiff and St. Athan Airports
This report by the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) examines the ways to maximise the economic impact of the Welsh Governments investment in Cardiff...
Publications 11 January 2016
Re-thinking the Work Programme in Wales
This report from the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) provides independent advice on how the Work Programme (WP) might be operated differently in Wales...
Publications 24 February 2015
Governing for Success: Reviewing the Evidence on Enterprise Zones
Enterprise Zones have proved to be an enduring feature of local economic development policy in the United Kingdom. Evidence on the achievements of previous zone...