Economy

Through our economy work we consider long term issues and develop practical policy solutions to ensure the sustainability and success of Wales’ economy. 

 

We have a strong track-record of developing some of the biggest economic developments for Wales, including making the case for EU Objective 1 status, the City Region concept and the South Wales Metro. 

Our Economy policy group, which includes academics, practitioners and policy professionals, guides and informs our policy and project development. 

 

 Find out more about our Economy work:

Our Re-energising Wales project is creating a practical plan for Wales to move to 100% renewable energy by 2035. We’re bringing together leading thinkers from industry, academia, government and local communities to find and address the barriers that are slowing down renewable energy developments and look at opportunities to support growth. We will provide evidence to convince policy makers in Wales and the UK to use our plan and make Wales an energy leader. Find out more about Re-energising Wales here.

The aim of the IWA Smart Region project is to produce practical short to medium term recommendations and secure commitment to using Smart technology to maximise the positive impact of the Cardiff Capital Region for the people who live and work in the region. Find out more about our Smart Region project here.

The Understanding Welsh Places project is creating a simple and intuitive website to provide intelligence about individual towns to anyone interested in their future. By presenting relevant data through a simple, adaptable user-interface, Understanding Welsh Places will give people the tools to foster more resilient communities and improve wellbeing in Welsh towns. Find out more about our Understanding Welsh Places project here.

 

The IWA only exists with your support. Please consider joining the IWA to ensure that we are able to continue our work to come up with practical ideas to make Wales better. 

 

Featured Economy Work

A Smart Region

Smart thinking has the potential to radically improve the Cardiff Capital Region for its people and communities Could Smart regions be the key to Wales’ prosperous future? Photo by Edho Pratama on Unsplash   The aim of the IWA Smart Region project is to produce practical short to medium term recommendations and secure commitment to using Smart technology […]

Understanding Welsh Places

Empowering Welsh communities to shape their towns     To create positive change, innovate and get policy decisions right for Wales, community groups, planners and policy makers need reliable information about Welsh towns. The Understanding Welsh Places project is creating a simple and intuitive website to provide intelligence about individual towns to anyone interested in […]

Re-energising Wales

  By moving to 100% renewables in Wales we can increase energy security, reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change     Our Re-energising Wales project is creating a practical plan for Wales to move to 100% renewable energy by 2035. We’re bringing together leading thinkers from industry, academia, government and local communities to find […]

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