Helping homelessness organisations across the West Midlands

6 Sep 2015

PBE volunteers from Coventry University advised St Basils and the West Midlands Homelessness Forum on how they could create a ‘regional radar’, monitoring factors influencing homelessness levels in the region.

Supporting Heart of the City at 15 years

2 Jul 2015

PBE matched volunteer economists from the Bank of England with Heart of the City , celebrating 15 years of support for responsible businesses in the City of London, to advise on good practice for data collection.

Working with Locality: 5 projects for communities

30 Apr 2015

PBE helped Locality produce cost-benefit analyses for five charities, as part of their Our Place programme supporting local communities.

London Music Masters Bridge project: music education & academic achievement

22 Apr 2015

London Music Masters wanted to explore the link between academic achievement and music education in relation to their Bridge Project, promoting musical excellence and greater diversity among performers. Find out how PBE helped them here.

Looking at the benefits of Family Action's Perinatal Support Service

9 Dec 2014

PBE matched Family Action with volunteer economists from DCLG to evaluate the benefits and costs of their Perinatal Support Service, supporting women assessed as vulnerable to perinatal depression.

Advice to the Mo Farah Foundation

7 Nov 2014

Tom Aldred, an economist at HM Treasury and keen runner, advised the Mo Farah Foundation on behalf of PBE as to how they could collect data to measure the impact of their work to increase physical activity in young people as part of their Motivate Hounslow project.

Data advice for the Cardinal Hume Centre

5 Nov 2014

PBE matched the Cardinal Hume Centre in Westminster with economists from Ofgem to advise on data collection, allowing the charity to demonstrate the effectiveness of their employment support service in helping vulnerable and homeless people find work.

A roadmap to evaluation for NCDA

25 Jun 2014

PBE helped Newhaven Community Development Association carry out an economic analysis of their work, specifically their nursery, family learning programme and youth service.

Supporting Getting on Board

20 Jun 2014

PBE helped Getting on Board with monitoring and evaluation of their work encouraging board-level volunteering, so they could better understand its impact on both individuals and organisations.

National Numeracy: calculating the cost of low adult numeracy

12 Mar 2014

PBE conducted research for National Numeracy as part of The National Numeracy Challenge , showing that low levels of adult numeracy cost the UK economy £20.2 billion per year.

Advice on estimating impact of solar lighting for SolarAid

28 Feb 2014

PBE helped SolarAid , who work across Africa to promote a market for sustainable solar lighting equipment as an alternative to kerosene lamps, to build a research base to calculate the macroeconomic impact of solar lighting.

Second year of Making Every Adult Matter pilots

17 Feb 2014

PBE has assisted Making Every Adult Matter with a two-year study, providing evidence that coordinated interventions for individuals with multiple needs can improve wellbeing.