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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Circular Investment: a review of global spending, and barriers to increasing it

Growing the circular economy is an attractive way to create jobs and support livelihoods, whilst reducing our impact on the planet. It has generated much interest as a route to decoupling economic growth and environmental damage. This working paper - compiled by Just Economics - aims to estimate the level and pattern of current investment in the circualar economy relative to the linear economy. Commissioned by Chatham House as background to its research paper “Financing an inclusive circular economy transition”, it provides the full analysis and methodology for that paper but also acts as a standalone report to inform a set of recommendations about ways to increase investment levels - especially private investment - to the circular economy.

What we do

International development, finance and environment
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Evaluation of FMO, the Dutch development bank

FMO invests in over 85 countries to support jobs and income generation in order to improve people’s lives. This evaluation, led by Stephen Spratt for Itad, assessed FMO’s achievement of its strategic objectives of development impact, additionality and mobilisation of capital, as well as its management of environmental and social issues, from 2014 to 2018

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. 

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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