Publications: Poverty

Pro Bono Economics estimates the costs and benefits of Veterans Aid's work with veterans

7 Jan 2019

Veterans Aid is a charity supporting ex-servicemen and women in crisis. The organisation offers a diverse range of interventions, providing immediate, practical support to veterans who have served in HM Armed Forces who are homeless, facing homelessness or in crisis. Support is offered...

PBE advises Cambridge Cyrenians on their impact

12 Oct 2018

Cambridge Cyrenians is a local charity offering accommodation, mental health support, employment and other services to homeless men and women. Having delivered services for over 50 years, the organisation currently offers 101 bed spaces over 20 different schemes, recognising the specific needs...

The value of a trust-based approach: PBE advises StreetInvest

3 Aug 2018

StreetInvest is an International Development NGO, founded in the UK in 2008. It hosts a global network of organisations and individuals who share a vision of putting a trustworthy adult into the life of every street child, helping street-connected...

PBE provides support to The Trussell Trust to determine their social impact

5 Jan 2018

The Trussell Trust has partnered with local communities to establish a 400-strong network of foodbanks which provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. They also work with foodbanks to provide a range of new services such as money advice...

Advising Food Train on its data collection methods

6 Jun 2017

PBE has helped Food Train to accurately measure its true economic value in providing savings in health and social care spending in Scotland. This will help provide a greater evidence base to prove that the charity is worthy of expansion.

Helping Spitalfields Crypt Trust collect data to support their work in complex needs

23 May 2017

PBE has helped Spitalfields Crypt Trust to demonstrate the public and economic value of its work, helping those facing problems such as homelessness, alcohol and drug misuse work towards a better future.

Helping GOALS UK understand their evaluation needs

17 May 2017

PBE has advised Goals UK on how to carry out an effective social impact assessment of its training programmes, addressing issues of motivation and self esteem in areas such as youth offending and homelessness.

Supporting Transparency International's research into illicit financial flows in London's housing market

3 May 2017

PBE produced a report providing economic rationale into the casual link between rapidly rising house prices and corrupt money, aiding Transparency International ’s research programme investigating illicit financial flaws in London’s housing market.

Looking at the costs and future impact of Shelter Scotland's Foundations First project

25 Apr 2017

Pro Bono Economics worked with Shelter Scotland in 2016, helping to demonstrate through data collection that their first project, designed to stop at-risk households from become homeless, is already providing net benefit to society.

Volunteers from Frontier evaluate the impact of Giving World on disadvantaged economic and social groups

1 Mar 2017

PBE matched Giving World with volunteer economists from Frontier Economics to undertake an impact analysis of Giving World’s distribution of free surplus goods to those most at risk of poverty.

Shelter Scotland: advice on data collection

21 Jul 2016

PBE worked with Shelter Scotland in support of their Foundations First scheme, focused on helping families in chronic poverty. We advised the charity as to how best to obtain meaningful data to measure the programme’s success and identify areas for further improvement.

Circle Scotland: how to evaluate alternatives to prison for Scottish women

18 Jul 2016

Circle came to PBE looking to assess the value of their ‘Alternatives to Imprisonment’ programme, which aims to support the rehabilitation of female offenders within communities as an alternative to custodial sentences.