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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...
Publications 9 September 2020
Children looked after in Wales
On 31st March 2019, there were 6,845 children looked after in Wales, a further increase of 440 compared to the previous year. As a result, the gap between...
Commentary 24 June 2020
Financial vulnerability in the pandemic: a dilemma for local authorities
The Coronavirus pandemic has necessitated a shift in the way in which we, as a society, think about vulnerability. Historically, we have tended towards a...
Commentary 12 June 2020
The role of Welsh local government in a post-Coronavirus world
The role that local government plays in the frontline provision of public services is highlighted and accentuated at times of crisis. Councils across Wales have...