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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) 2005f
St. Andrew's House, 24 St. Andrew's Crescent Cardiff CF10 3DD, United Kingdom
tel:44-29 2066 6606 fax:44-29 2022 1482
e-mail:wales@iwa.org.uk
URL:http://www.iwa.org.uk


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1987.

General Description: IWA seeks to raise the level of information and debate on Welsh public policy issues by publishing research reports and policy papers and carrying out commissioned research on behalf of other organizations. IWA's main focus is on politics, devolution and constitutional affairs, economy and business, transport and the environment, social affairs and education, and Europe, principally concerning issues in these fields that directly affect Wales. One of its main projects in recent years has been the publication of a quarterly report monitoring the activities of the National Assembly for Wales, which came into being in 1999. IWA organizes various conferences and seminars and is funded by individual and corporate membership fees, charitable trusts, and research contracts.

Annual Budget: USD 0.4 million (2005)

Staff: 6 (4 research, 2 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. OSMOND, John (Director)

Public Relations:
Ms. JOHNSON, Clare (Administrator)
Dr. SIMS-COOMBER, Helen (Administration and IT Officer)

(As of January, 2006)

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