Blog: May 2017

The Economic Value of Volunteering

26 May 2017

NCVO national volunteering week is 1st – 7th June and so this is a great moment to highlight the work of Pro Bono Economics (PBE) volunteers and their contribution in providing economic advice and analysis to charities. But this also provides a good opportunity to highlight the many ‘layers’ of economic value that volunteering can provide to the people and charities helped, the wider community and also to the volunteers themselves.


Guest Blog: Arty Folks: first blog from DWP volunteers

24 May 2017
Awkward introductions

Hello! We are a group of analysts from the Department for Work and Pensions, who have decided to blog our experience as we volunteer for Pro Bono Economics, a charity that matches volunteer economists with other charities or social enterprises in order to help them improve their impact and value.

We're spread between London and Sheffield and consist of six economists and a social researcher, who brings a welcome and necessary check to our assumptions and hand-...