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Publications 23 November 2020
Building back better? Priorities for Reconstruction after the Coronavirus Pandemic
With effective vaccines for COVID-19 now a realistic prospect, thoughts are turning to the best ways to recover from the longer-term economic and societal shocks...
Projects
Increasing diversity in public appointments
In early 2020 the Welsh Government released ‘Reflecting Wales in Running Wales’ (Welsh Government, 2020), its strategy for increasing diversity in public appointments in Wales. The Deputy...
Publications 10 November 2020
Supporting underrepresented groups into public appointments
Owing to the lack of diversity in board membership, many boards in Wales do not reflect the communities they serve. Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic...
Publications 10 November 2020
Increasing diversity in public appointments through recruitment
This report has been prepared to support the Welsh Government’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for public appointments, with a focus on how recruitment strategies...
Commentary 10 November 2020
Why diversity in public appointments matters
Owing to the lack of diversity in board membership, many boards in Wales do not reflect the communities they serve, with Black, Asian, and Minority...
Projects
Optimising Outcomes from Procurement and Partnering for Covid-19 and Beyond: Lessons from the Crisis
Procurement accounts for £100bn (47%) of local authority (LA) spending (IoG,2018). Leveraging these resources to the greatest social and economic effect is now crucial in promoting...
Commentary 3 November 2020
A Conversation on Wales’ Future
On 18th September 2020 we, along with our colleagues at WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data), hosted a webinar in which Carwyn...
Publications 14 September 2020
Developing leaders in the public sector
The First Minister asked us to prepare an independent assessment of how Welsh public services are developing future leaders to be effective and to meet...