Starting to think about your impact?

Since Pro Bono Economics was set up in 2009, we have engaged with over 400 organisations providing guidance including data advice, analyses of interventions, and research to support advocacy and campaigns. 

Our work has covered a range of topics including the costs of reoffending, the impact on society of adult innumeracy, the financial burden to the UK of childhood exposure to domestic violence, and economic analysis on homelessness and the housing crisis.

PBE can help improve your understanding of impact and value

Our publication bank offers summaries and detailed reports for over 100 different studies. Since 2016, these have focussed on a central theme of wellbeing interpreted through four areas: education, employment, mental health and poverty. Reports from before 2016 cover other areas and can be retrieved by search or by looking in the 'other' category. Our reports are open source and are available to download. We welcome feedback on how you have used them and what you find most helpful.

Our training offer: We run workshops on economic evaluation of impact in the charity sector. Our introductory workshop for charities introduces the methodology, explains why you might want to consider an economic evaluation, and sets out what you need to think about before approaching an economist. To register your interest so we can notify you when we next run a workshop, click here.

Dedicated charity projects: Each year we provide dedicated support to around 30 charities by matching them with a small team of professional economists to provide advice and analysis to help them better understand their economic impact. For more information, click here.