Rigorous, policy-focused research

Innovative, interdisciplinary methods

Making complex ideas accessible


Just Economics is a social and economic research company founded in 2010.


We specialise in economic analysis of social and environmental issues and value for money. We have over ten years experience of working with and developing Social Return on Investment in the UK and overseas.


We aim to occupy the space between academia and policy by producing rigorous research that is also accessible to a range of audiences. We believe that evaluation should draw on a range of different types of evidence that respond appropriately to the question being asked.


Click on the links to find out more about what we offer, who we work with, examples of our previous work, and our team.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to find out more.


Latest reports




April 2017 A new version of the Digital Inclusion Evaluation Toolkit is launched by Government Digital Services. You can read more about it here.


January 2017 A report by BT on a social impact study carried out by Just Economics of a project to provide broadband internet to children in Africa 


 September 2016 Launch by the Carnegie Trust of a literature review on Technology Enabled Care (TEC) and social exclusion of older and disabled people in Scotland. This forms part of a larger evaluation of TEC for the Scottish Goverment.

Current clients



  • The Scottish Government and Blackwood Housing on Technology Enabled Care
  • Focus Ireland on two projects relating to youth homelessness
  • Microsoft Asia on a study on the impact of  their software donation programme in Asia
  • The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Itad on a study of the use of Value for Money analyses in projects for adolescent girls in developing countries
  • BT on a evaluation of a healthcare management system in Africa




Upcoming events



June 2017 Launch of a Just Economics report for Focus Ireland on an innovative approach to homelessness



"As the UK's leading digital inclusion organisation, the impact of our work is large-scale and highly complex, with a large number of social outcomes which are difficult to quantify. Just Economics approached this problem with a thoughtful and carefully-planned approach to SROI, taking the time to consult us and make adjustments where required, and to collate data from a wide range of stakeholders to develop a model that provided clear and comprehensive evidence of the impact of digital skills programmes for socially excluded people"


James Richardson, Good Things Foundation