The core of our work will always be to match economists with charities who want to address questions of measurement, impact and results.
There are other ways that we can contribute to the third sector and the economics profession, and in most cases we are just beginning to think about how we can do this.
We have identified another role for PBE in supporting economists who are employed by charities. This is currently a relatively small group of people, and each will typically be the only economist in their organisation, meaning that opportunities for peer-to-peer discussions and professional development are few. We have created a network in order that these economists have the opportunity to discuss challenges, share best practice and provide support to one another. A programme of events began in January 2013.