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Devolved Nation inquiry in Wales

Emerging themes in Wales

Led by Professor Jane Davidson, our inquiry in Wales is focussed on how public procurement can work more effectively to support the seven Well-being Goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. Specifically, we are focussing on procuring food for the ‘public plate’ in partnership with Welsh growers and producers.

The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (WFGA) 2015 is a distinctive and progressive component of Welsh policy making. It requires public bodies - such as local authorities, health boards and organisations like the Arts and Sports Councils of Wales - to put long-term sustainability at the forefront of their thinking, and work with each other along with other relevant organisations (such as third sector groups) and the public to prevent and tackle problems. The Act was decided upon following an extensive consultation period known as the National Conversation.

In order to create a more sustainable Wales, public bodies must work towards seven Well-being Goals and enact the five Ways of Working listed below:



To consider the issues and the practical progress that could be made, we are convening both a public service leaders group in West Wales and a farmers, growers and producers group in North Wales. 

Our inquiry in Wales is supported by Menter a Busnes.

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