NEW Research Commission: inter-parliamentary relations in the UK

The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)  is looking for a proactive organisation or consultant to help deliver a substantive project proposal to enhance inter-parliamentary relations (IPR) in the UK.


Our aim through this exercise is to consider the variety and effectiveness of current models for IPR in the UK, and explore potential options for building upon existing models and so improving transparency, understanding and accountability in IPR across the UK. Whilst this exercise is being undertaken by the IWA, we are committed to gathering UK-wide perspectives on this shared challenge. 


As part of this work, we are seeking to appoint an organisation or consultant to deliver the initial desk and field research to inform the project’s development.


We propose to undertake a rapid desk-based review of existing IPR literature, and a series of interviews with officials, academics and politicians across the four nations of the UK to seek answers to identified research questions. 


How to apply


The research tender, which contains further detail on this opportunity, is available here.  


To apply for this tender  please send a CV and covering letter setting out how you would approach delivering this research to Rhea Stevens, Policy, Projects & External Affairs Manager, at by 5pm Monday 19th August 2019.


If required, we will hold telephone interviews 21 August 2019.


If you have any queries please call 02920 484 387.



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