Co-Production and Sustainable Development in Wales
- Welsh Government
- Start date:
- January 2013
- April 2013
Brook Lyndhurst undertook research for the Welsh Government to investigate the potential role of co-production models in sustainable development.
The objectives of the research were to assess the applicability of co-production models to the work of the Welsh Government and its delivery partners, and produce a set of principles for developing environmental co-production projects in Wales.
The research was based on a rapid evidence review of co-production models and case-studies to highlight key barriers and success factors in the delivery of co-production on the ground. A workshop and interviews were also undertaken with key individuals within the Welsh Government and its delivery partners.
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