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Stronger, Fairer, Greener: A social learning approach to supporting practitioners to operationalise policy in Wales

conference contribution
posted on 2024-05-18, 18:26 authored by Gary WalpoleGary Walpole, Laura SteffesLaura Steffes

Public Service Organisations (PSOs) in Wales have recently experienced a ‘perfect storm’, dealing with challenges including the task demands of COVID-19, increased financial pressures derived from the pandemic and its impact on future revenue flows, obligations to meet 2030 Net Zero targets, Welsh Future Generations Act (2015) legislation and Foundational Economy policies. These challenges have highlighted the requirement for PSOs to enhance their innovation capabilities (Arundel et al. 2019) in order operationalise the new concepts (Foundational Economy, Circular Economy, and Social Value) that they are obliged to deploy to support Welsh Government deliver a ‘Stronger, fairer, greener, Wales’ (Welsh Government, 2022).