The Welsh Government has committed to developing a Race Equality Action Plan to tackle structural inequalities and racism in Wales, and ultimately to improve the lives of people from minority ethnic backgrounds. Ministers have asked the Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) to provide evidence from the available literature and from expert input to inform the action plan.
The evidence gathering will involve a rapid review of existing research, official inquiries and reports which have gathered evidence on the experience of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in Wales and the rest of the UK. Working primarily with experts from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds,* WCPP will support the Welsh Government to prioritise around five key policy areas and will assess and synthesise the best available evidence to provide a summary of recommendations for action which:
Alongside this, WCPP will seek to identify existing ‘best practice’ case studies and enablers and barriers to implementation for the identified priority actions and recommendations, to support the implementation of the Race Equality Action Plan.
*We particularly welcome input from experts who identify as Black, Asian, minority ethnic, white minority ethnic, or mixed heritage.