Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

At the outset of devolution in Wales engagement with the third sector was described by the First Minister as one of ‘three golden threads of partnership at the heart of the National Assembly’s activities’. Allied to this, the Voluntary Sector Scheme required by the devolution statute asserted ‘the Assembly recognises the role [… voluntary organizations] play in formulating and delivering public policy’. A decade-and-a-half later, this seminar drew upon an extensive set of qualitative accounts from third sector policy actors in order to explore the issues, progress and challenges associated with third sector organisations’ policy engagement with ‘devolved’ government in Wales. It considered the extent to which third sector interests have been reflected in parties’ policy programmes in devolved elections, and the way that party politics and the rapidly developing constitutional basis of devolution in Wales have impacted on the third sectors’ policy role.