PBE has provided volunteering opportunities to 300 professionals. Volunteering is good for you and improves your knowledge and skills.
Charities tell us that results from PBE reports help them to truly understand the impact of their services.
"The Pro Bono Economics report on our work in reducing re-offending rates can only be described as dynamite. It's been impactful at every level of government and been widely aired in the press.
Einstein said 'Insanity is doing the same things again and again and expecting different results'. What PBE has enabled us to do is to effectively demonstrate that our innovative service using well trained, well motivated, well managed ex-offenders, meeting other offenders, literally at the gates on release and intensively supporting them successfully back in to society can reduce re-offending rates by an additional 40%. A dramatic step change in success."
Rob Owen, CEO at St Giles Trust
Volunteers tell us that working with charities can challenge the way you think.
"It was a fantastic experience to meet the case workers at Toynbee Hall through PBE and get an insight into the way they are making a real difference to the lives of women under the safe exit scheme. I learned a great deal about the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis and how they work through them with limited resources.
I would very much encourage other economists to get involved with PBE as a way of applying their skills to new issues and to challenges their ways of thinking."
Chris Peacock, volunteer from the Bank of England
Increasing our impact
PBE is rapidly becoming a thought leader in the charity sector. We draw lessons from our 400 individual engagements with charities to provide deep sector insights and promote impact and value as best practice in the third sector.
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