Charity projects

Advice: Deep dive review of an organisation's evidence base, providing recommendations for improvements and guidance on how to prepare for an economic analysis.

Analysis: Our Economic Analysis typically helps you to quantify the impact that your organisation or intervention is having on wider society in a robust way and compare it to the costs of delivery.

Advocacy: This project helps review the existing evidence to examine the scale of a national issue, such as the cost of low adult numeracy for National Numeracy. The evidence and arguments produced through a literature review or policy analysis can be used to support an organisation’s cause or as part of a campaign for change.

If you'd like to apply for a charity project, click here.

Fast track support

Pro Bono Economics was set up in direct response to the financial crisis, tapping into the skills of professional economists to support wider social benefit. Faced with a new crisis, we want to return to our roots, widening access to our skilled volunteers via a new ‘fast-track’ service. This service is designed to provide rapid access to the practical expertise of PBE’s extensive network of professional economists. for charities as they deal with today’s unprecedented challenges. The volunteers will supply light-touch or ad hoc data support, undertaking tasks such as spreadsheet support (for instance, the design of simple Excel rotas or budgets to help with planning in volunteer groups), data analysis (such as using ONS data to map out local demographics or user-need) and data visualisation (creating charts or infographics for public information programmes or requests for funding, for instance). If you would like to submit a request, click here.


Our Unlocking Impact workshop is aimed at charities interested in exploring the impact of their work and the role economic evaluation can play in measuring and improving impact. The workshop explores:

  • what an economic evaluation is and how it could help you
  • how to get ready for an evaluation
  • how to think through which data to collect

To register your interest so we can notify you when we next run a workshop, click here.