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Investing in Community Wellbeing

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This blog is written by Robert Marks, a policy adviser, member of the Government Economic Service and volunteer from Pro Bono Economics, the charity that helps other charities and social enterprises understand and improve their impact and value, with a central focus on well-being.

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Arty Folks: first blog from DWP volunteers

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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...

The Economic Value of Volunteering

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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...

Is our sport upside down? Should we focus our resources on the grassroots?

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Have we got our sporting priorities wrong? By Mark Gregory, Chief Economist at EY

This article is taken from Mark Gregory's blog. Original post here...

International Volunteer Day 2016: How can volunteering benefit your career?

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International Volunteer Day 2016: How can volunteering benefit your career?

By Daniel Henry

One of the biggest barriers to volunteering is a lack of time due to our working commitments. So on this year’s International Volunteer Day, we ask; what if you could volunteer by using...

What has economics got to do with perinatal depression?

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First published 14 July 2015 in Civil Society Governance. Read the original post here .

Andrea Lee explains how, despite not knowing much about the specific issues, she was...

The "Enlightened Economist" blog

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Diane Coyle writes about her lecture for PBE last night, and some of the responses to it - positive and negative - on her Enlightenment Economics blog: Positive, normative and provocative economics....

Celebrating Volunteers' Week: the benefits to volunteers

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Yesterday we shared some information about the economic value that volunteering can create, but there are also private benefits for individual volunteers, and they may be even greater than volunteers might expect.

Benefits for volunteers

Survey data have shown there is a wide...

Celebrating Volunteers' Week: how employers benefit

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Most volunteers probably don't give up their time to make their employer happy, but many organisations are becoming more aware of the importance of volunteering, as part of their corporate responsibility, and for the benefits it brings to employees.

We have already talked about the...

Gus O'Donnell's blog on "Better Government"

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This piece by Lord O'Donnell originally featured in the Constitution Unit Blog on 29th October 2013.

Better Government: Gus O’Donnell answers back

Six months ago i gave my...

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