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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Peer Review Arrangements
For major projects undertaken as part of the Economic Research Programme, one or two external peer reviewers are invited to comment on the draft reports. The reviewer(s) are selected on the basis of relevant academic expertise and/or membership of the Government Economic Service in an appropriate Whitehall Department or Devolved Administration. The views of the external reviewer(s) and the Economic Research Unit may be reflected in the published report.
For smaller projects undertaken as part of the Economic Research Programme, a single reviewer is invited to comment on the draft report (the reviewer may be an appointed member of the Economic Research Advisory Panel). The views of the reviewer and the Economic Research Unit may be reflected in the published report.
The purpose of the peer review is to provide the Welsh Government with a guide to the overall quality of the research and the robustness of the conclusions drawn from the research. Reviewers should therefore concentrate on the 'big picture', in particular on consistency with earlier results in the field and on the suitability of the chosen methodology. Reviewers should avoid detailed discussion of technical issues where these have few implications for overall reliability.
Examples are given below of some important issues that should be considered when reviewing the research:
- Have the objectives of the research been met?
- Does the research demonstrate a thorough understanding of the subject?
- When summarising what is already known, has any critical research in this area been missed?
- Does the researcher fairly reflect the mainstream economic view of the topic?
- Where the literature contains disagreements on a particular topic, are these handled in a balanced way?
- Is the research presented in a way that is accessible to a non-specialist reader?
- Does the research give due prominence to the main findings in the executive summary and conclusions?
- Has the research delivered value-for-money?
- Where there are possible econometric or other technical imperfections, the reviewer should make it clear whether these are minor or whether they could undermine confidence in the research conclusions.
- Is the methodology consistent with previously published, high quality research in this area?
- Is the methodology based on mainstream economic principles, or where it is not, have the reasons for using a different approach been fully explained and justified?
Results and conclusions
- How robust are the results?
- Are the results and conclusions consistent with previous research in this area?