Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
The Welsh Government has announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
- “£200m boost will accelerate Wales’ school re-building programme and support 23,000 jobs” – Jane Hutt
- Poor being stigmatised by welfare debate
- Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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In this section
Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Research and Evaluation
We have a wealth of intelligence already available to us. It is vital that we analyse this intelligence thoroughly, share it widely, and use it effectively.
Research enables us to shape our policies and services to the needs of learners and learning providers in Wales. We can then develop a systematic approach to best understand and address the needs of learners across Wales and ensure that policies and products respond to these needs.
Details of some of our work
Among other things, we have established a major customer research strategy, which looks at learners’ satisfaction with learning, as well as attitudes and motivations towards learning.
We undertake policy and market research in line with the business needs. Recent activity includes research into:
- Learning Options for 14-19 year olds in Wales
- Basic Skills Capacity in Wales
- Barriers to Learning Amongst Selected Communities
- As well as reviewing the skill needs of a number of strategic sectors in Wales.
All our programmes are evaluated and we rigorously implement changes in accordance with the findings. New initiatives have inbuilt evaluation frameworks which support programme design.
We also develop tailored evaluation guidance for partners, including ensuring that timely and accurate information is accessible to everyone interested in education and training in Wales. This information is available on the website.