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Current Projects

Find out more about what we’re working on at the moment.  For each project you can find out:

  • the project aims

  • key outputs such as briefings, articles and reports

  • how the project is making a difference

  • the funder(s) and timetable

You can find out about completed projects here 

We also accept commissions – if you’d like to work with us in future please contact us.


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Free School Meal eligibility in Wales

The aim of our project is to further our understanding of the cost of extending the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals and the impact it would have on families’ financial resilience. Summary of project and Project Aims Children who […] »

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Self-employment in Wales

Self-employment is critical to the financial wellbeing of around a quarter of a million people in Wales. Self-employment has grown rapidly and now accounts for 15% of total employment, rising to more than 25% in some places. The issue is […] »

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Pathways out of pandemic

The Coronavirus outbreak and measures to control it have transformed many people’s everyday lives. How do some of the worst affected people move on?           The Coronavirus outbreak and measures to control it have transformed many […] »

What makes Wales my home?

Building bridges after Brexit: Creating a common ground between EU citizens and local people in Welsh communities What is the problem? We have been working on a wider project on migration and integration since July 2018. In the last six […] »


Completed projects »

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange 17: Autumn 2020

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! This bumper issue reflects on the impact of Coronavirus on Wales’ economy and society, and highlights some ways forward to recover, renew and reset Wales in its aftermath. This issue includes articles by: Darren […] »

Events »

Friday Connect: May 2021

We warmly invite you to our latest informal discussion – Friday Connect Many of us feel we have too many online meetings, but they can also be a great way of connecting with others especially when we can’t meet in […] »