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Commentary 12 May 2020
Can Research Apprenticeships open the door to a policy career?
The Wales Centre for Public Policy introduced the Research Apprenticeship scheme in 2017. The aim was to build the capacity of researchers to engage with policymakers...
Publications 30 April 2020
Loneliness in the lockdown
Loneliness and social isolation are key challenges to wellbeing. As improving wellbeing continues to be a priority for Welsh policy and public services, tackling loneliness...
Commentary 30 April 2020
Loneliness in Lockdown
Prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 16% of the Welsh population identified as lonely, and it is known that loneliness and social isolation present significant challenges...
Commentary 20 April 2020
How might lower-ranking officials have a greater impact on policy development than previously assumed?
How can small-territory, subnational governments make the most of their position? Subnational governments like the devolved governments in the UK combine some of the opportunities...
Commentary 9 April 2020
Youth Homelessness: Moving Towards Prevention
WCPP’s  reports on Preventing Youth Homelessness were published in 2018. Since then, we have been working with a range of stakeholders to communicate our key...
Commentary 3 April 2020
Governing the Just Transition
In previous blog posts, we’ve considered what a just transition is and what such a transition might look like in Wales. In the final...
Commentary 30 March 2020
What we do and don’t know about ageing better in Wales
Recently the Centre invited Dr Anna Dixon, Chief Executive of the What Works Centre for Ageing Better, to visit us and exchange knowledge on ageing...
Commentary 25 March 2020
Towards a resilient economy
In times of economic uncertainty attention often turns to the resilience of economies to shocks and downturns. As we grapple with the likely economic consequences...