At Just Economics we believe that research should be rigorous yet accessible, and support our clients to use evidence to implement progressive change

International development, finance and environment
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Core concepts in blended finance: assessment of uses and implications for evaluation

Commissioned by the OECD, this paper presents findings from research on how blended finance actors use and define different key concepts, and what implications these understandings have for evaluators. By increasing awareness of key terms and their use, the paper can contribute to facilitating the evaluation process, simplifying the communication of findings and results, and ease collaboration between different actors. 

What we do

Health and well-being, International development, finance and environment
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Dead Loss: the high cost of poor salmon farming practices


This economic analysis of salmon farming reveals that the industry has produced negative externalities worth in the region of USD$47 billion since 2013. It shows how poor fish husbandry, including measures such as high stocking densities, are a false economy as they have led to increasing mortalities on salmon farms. These represent high opportunity costs for salmon farmers. In addition, unsustainable practices such as the use of fish in feed, local pollution and poor fish welfare create social and environmental costs that are not generally accounted for. 

Health and well-being
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Discover/Recover Theatre Project

The Discover/Recover Theatre Project is a preventative mental health intervention aimed at secondary school students in Ireland. It aims to increase mental health literacy and reduce stigma through education and awareness-raising. It does this by using a testimonial theatre performance which has been developed from the lived experience of people with mental health difficulties. The intervention consists of the performance of a play – AFace in the Crowd - in a community setting, followed by a post-performance workshop that takes place in participating schools. In 2019, Just Economics was commissioned to carry out an independent evaluation of the intervention. Discover/Recover was found to be effective in a range of areas, most notably mental health literacy and help-seeking. The intervention was also found to challenge stigma and increase the importance placed on mental health services as a political priority. 

Focus areas

Our client base ranges from local charities to public sector bodies and global corporates. We apply our expertise to key focus areas that our team are passionate about.

Who we work with

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Client Jamie Oliver Foundation
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