Our Place is a package of support and grants intended to give people more power over their local services. Locality - a national network of community-led organisations – has been funded by DCLG to provide this support, to help the Our Place areas produce an operational plan, including a cost-benefit analysis. We worked with Locality to identify four local charities supported by Locality that would benefit from economist input to help them produce a cost-benefit analysis of their work. Our volunteers advised the charities on the data required to populate a cost-benefit analysis model, discussed assumptions and data quality, and ensured the estimates were as robust as possible.
Dr. Iky Dijar, a PBE volunteer co-ordinating the projects, offered support and advice to the volunteers and charities.