Wales' most innovative and influential think tank

Connect: Twitter Facebook LinkedInTel: 01685 350938

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.

Wales’ economic miracle?

February 15th 2019

Victoria Winckler wonders whether Wales has experienced an economic miracle or if it is just a mirage.   Last November something unprecedented happened. Tucked away in the Welsh Government’s statistics pages  is evidence of an economic miracle. In amongst the stats, it […] »

Human Rights: Accountability and Enforcement

February 11th 2019

Leading on from last week’s article on incorporation of human rights into Welsh legislation, today Simon Hoffman talks us through how incorporation supports accountability for, and enforcement of human rights. Last week, Associate Professor at Swansea University, Simon Hoffman, discussed […] »

Incorporation of International Human Rights

February 4th 2019

There’s increasing interest in ‘incorporation’ of human rights through Welsh legislation. But what does this mean, and how would people benefit? Simon Hoffman, Associate Professor at Swansea University explains, in the first of three articles.     Today we kick […] »

How well is Wales?

January 7th 2019

Victoria Winckler looks at health – as reported by its residents – in Wales and asks if health policy has the right focus. This winter we can expect that the NHS will once again be in the spotlight.  If you […] »

Grim outlook for 2019

January 3rd 2019

Victoria Winckler reflects on the Bevan Foundation’s outlook for 2019, published on 1st January. The champagne is drunk, the fireworks crashed to earth and resolutions made. What does the rest of 2019 hold for Wales? The outlook for the next […] »

Immigration White Paper: what we want from it

December 18th 2018

Today is International Migrants Day, and with the immigration White Paper due to be published this week, Lucy Stone outlines what we want to see in it. We all know that migration is a controversial topic and one of main […] »

Holiday hunger: it’s real and must end

December 17th 2018

Last summer, many children across Wales went hungry or filled up on starchy or fatty foods.  With Christmas holidays ahead, Victoria Winckler looks at ‘holiday hunger’ and what can be done about it.   Earlier this year, a local social […] »

Making work a route out of poverty

December 7th 2018

What can we do to solve in work poverty in Wales? Here are Steffan Evans’ reflections on the Bevan Foundation’s joint conference with Business in the Community, Fair Work: A Route Out of Poverty?    The relationship between work and […] »

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange, Issue 15 Autumn 2019

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! The latest edition of Exchange, Wales’ best policy and politics magazine, provides more insights into the current and important issues in Welsh public life. Our Autumn 2019 article includes: Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister […] »

Events »

Knock Down the House – Screening and Panel Debate

Join us for a screening of the award winning Knock Down the House followed by a panel discussion at Swansea University Date: 29 January 2020 Time: 16:00 – 19:00 Venue: James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea Univeristy, Singleton Park Campus,  Swansea, SA2 8PP Cost: Free but […] »