Ongoing Pro Bono Economics Projects

23 Apr 2019
In progress

This is a list of our ongoing projects.

Five tips for charities

2 Nov 2016

Want to know what makes a successful Pro Bono Economics project? Here are five tips to consider before you get in touch with us.

Assessing the Impact of the Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Scholars Programme

17 Jun 2019

Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Scholars Programme was found to have a positive benefit to both the academic attainment and soft skills development of pupils.

An assessment of the value of Working Chance's recruitment services for women

7 Jun 2019

Working Chance, a charity which works to reduce barriers for female re-offenders entering employment, was found to have a potential attributable economic benefit of £1.4 million per year.

Assessing the impact of the Debate Mate programmes on social mobility

5 Jun 2019

Analysis suggests that education charity Debate Mate’s programmes are largely well-aligned with their ultimate objective of improving social mobility.

British Science Association: Graduate Earnings and the STEM Premium

3 Jun 2019

In this, Pro Bono Economics’ second collaboration with the British Science Association (BSA) it was found that the Association’s CREST Silver Awards programme only had to have a minor effect on university degree choice to deliver more societal benefits than it costs to run.

Pro Bono Economics’ work on targets and measures for Sport England

11 Apr 2019

A Pro Bono Economics project for Sport England has highlighted the potential for volunteering organisations and programmes to collaborate to create new industry standards, which could include producing a universal definition of volunteering, containing frequency, longevity or experience measures, or a more standardised assessment of the resources needed to support volunteer programmes.

Economic analysis of Step Together’s ex-offender rehabilitation programme

25 Mar 2019

In this report for Step Together Volunteering – a charity that provides opportunities for individuals excluded from society – Pro Bono Economics has shown the positive impact its work may have on reducing reoffending rates for the cohort of people it engages with.

Does leadership training influence charity performance?

21 Mar 2019

Pro Bono Economics’ report for charity Clore Social Leadership shows a clear link between leadership training investment and improved charity performance.

Measuring the economic impact of supporting young people into employment

18 Mar 2019

In a report for WorkingRite, Pro Bono Economics has advised the employment charity to carry out data collection with its mentored work programme participants six months to a year post completion, to demonstrate if it results in sustained outcomes.

The economic cost from childhood exposure to severe domestic violence

5 Mar 2019
A new Pro Bono Economics report for Hestia - a charity dedicated to helping people in times of personal crisis - has shown that a failure to support children exposed to domestic violence in the UK may be costing taxpayers between £480 million and £1.4 billion. With around 500,000 children in the UK having been exposed to severe domestic violence, this equates to between £1,000 and £2,900 per child.

The Long Term Impact of Therapeutic Residential Care Programmes

25 Feb 2019
A Pro Bono Economics report for Therapeutic Residential Care (TRC) charity Mulberry Bush has shown that there are multiple evidence gaps in this area in the UK, and that much of the existing research has limitations regarding selection bias and the lack of a standardised outcomes framework for...