Comment & Analysis

Short, sharp and informative commentary and analysis from the Bevan Foundation team, our members and occasional guests.

All views are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by the Bevan Foundation.


Our best bits of 2016

December 20th 2016

Victoria Winckler reflects on some of the highlights of the last 12 months.   The last twelve months as Director of the Bevan Foundation have, once again, proved interesting.  There’s been the ever-present challenge of keeping going on a shoe-string Read more »

Could you feed yourself on less than £5 a day?

December 12th 2016

Nisreen Mansour considers how the cost of an indulgent Christmas dinner sits in stark contrast to what the average person spends on food in Wales. Our latest subscribers’ briefing looks at Wales’ relationship with food, exploring what we eat, what we buy Read more »

Guest article: What next after Communities First?

November 30th 2016

Chris Johnes, Chief Executive of Building Communities Trust, considers what the Welsh Government should do to support resilient communities throughout Wales if Communities First is abolished. As the Welsh Government looks to wind down its Communities First programme, it has announced Read more »

Time to stop obsessing about GVA

November 17th 2016

Victoria Winckler argues that the Welsh Government should stop worrying about GVA. Instead its priorities should be more and better jobs, a balance across Wales and access to jobs for all groups of people. It’s more than six years since Read more »

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Subscribers' Magazine

Exchange – Issue 8

Looking to the Local The latest edition of our exclusive subscribers’ magazine considers the role of ‘the local’ in Welsh public policy. An eclectic mix of contributors look at how place-based initiatives have worked in Wales, as well as what should be Read more »

Exchange – Issue 7

‘Resilient communities’ is a phrase that’s been hard to avoid in recent months and is central to the discussions about the future of Communities First.  Great though it sounds, it is much less clear what resilience means or how it Read more »

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Taking the Valleys Forward

Taking the Valleys Forward: how the Valleys Taskforce can build prosperity and security This short paper brings together some of the Bevan Foundation’s recent work on the economy and labour market into a set of proposals for that would help Read more »

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