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Research

Good research helps us understand what works and why it works. With this knowledge we can develop better ways of tackling the difficult issues present in Wales.

Our research is produced in three different ways, these are by:

  • organisations receiving a grant from us to produce research based on topics they have proposed (New Ideas Fund)
  • organisations commissioned and paid by us to produce research on topics we have defined (commissioned)
  • employees of the Welsh Government (in-house).

Developing a culture of collaborative scrutiny: an evaluation of practice and potential

Developing a culture of collaborative scrutiny: an evaluation of practice and potential

28/11/13
Report focusing on scrutiny within local government.
 

Local Authority Reserves and Unsupported Borrowing Research Paper

13/09/12
The Wales Audit Office has been commissioned to undertake research into Welsh Local Government's use of unsupported borrowing and reserves.
 

Heriot-Watt Report

18/12/09
Alternative Resource Allocation Models for Local Services in Wales.
 
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Existing System of National Non-Domestic Rate Reliefs Reliefs in Wales and Consideration of the need for a Small Business Rate Relief Scheme

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Existing System of National Non-Domestic Rate Reliefs Reliefs in Wales and Consideration of the need for a Small Business Rate Relief Scheme

23/07/07
 
 
People, Plans and Partnerships - A National Evaluation of Community Strategies in Wales

People, Plans and Partnerships - A National Evaluation of Community Strategies in Wales

15/07/07
The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a national evaluation of the effectiveness of the first round of community strategies in Wales entitled 'People, Plans and Partnerships: A National Evaluation of Community Strategies in Wales'.
 
Review of the Role and Functions of Elected Members

Review of the Role and Functions of Elected Members

13/05/07
This report sets out the key findings from an extensive programme of qualitative research carried out on behalf of the Welsh Government to review the role and functions of elected members in local authorities in Wales.
 

Welsh Government's response to the research study into the role, functions and future potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales

01/08/04
This paper provides a summary of the responses to the consultation on the research study into the role, functions and future potential of community and town councils in Wales, and the Welsh Government’s response to the researchers’ recommendations.
 
Research Study into the Role, Functions and Future Potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales

Research Study into the Role, Functions and Future Potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales

01/08/03