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Commentary 8 July 2019
Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times
On 24th May 2019, the Wales Centre for Public Policy and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) organised a conference...
Publications 26 June 2019
At the Tipping Point: Welsh Local Government and Austerity
This report outlines Welsh councils’ responses to austerity, drawing on interviews with Welsh council leaders, chief executives, finance directors, and external stakeholders. Councils have responded...
past event
What Works Centres summit – Local economic performance
10 June 2019
Insights from research and evidence, and the implications for Wales
Press Releases 30 May 2019
Youth homelessness focus at Urdd Eisteddfod
Dr Andrew Connell will tell the Urdd Eisteddfod how youth homelessness can be eradicated in Wales.
Publications 14 May 2019
Analysis of the Factors Contributing to the High Rates of Care in Wales
On 31st March 2018, there were 6,405 children looked after in Wales, almost 1,900 more children than were looked after in 2006. Over that time Wales has consistently had...
Commentary 17 April 2019
How can governments improve cross-cutting working?
Cross cutting working - making sure that different departments and services work effectively with each other - is a constant challenge for all governments, even...
Projects
Welsh councils’ perceptions of austerity
Drawing on interviews with Welsh council leaders, chief executives, finance directors, and external stakeholders, this study explores Welsh councils’ responses to austerity. We find that...