Education, employment and economic development

Good quality employment is vital to the well-being of the individuals that find work and to society as a whole. Our work in this area has included analyses of the impact of training and employment support to disadvantaged groups as well as the impact of regeneration and community development projects. We are interested in working with clients to explore the impacts of new ideas that aim to promote employment and economic development. 

Digital inclusion, Education, employment and economic development, Health and well-being, International development and finance, Social impact of technology
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ICT4D in Africa

Just Economics supported BT to measure the impact of its investments in health and education projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this, Just Economics was commissioned by BT to carry out a social impact analysis of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems installed in seven medical centres run by the international children’s charity SOS Children’s Villages (and funded by BT) in sub-Saharan Africa.

Who we work with

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Evaluation framework for the Dublin's North East Inner City regeneration

The NEIC initiative was established to implement the recommendations of the Mulvey Report (2017)to support the long term social and economic regeneration of Dublin's North East Inner City. In 2019, Just Economics were engaged by the Departmen of an Taoiseach to produce a report on how best to evaluate the impact of the initiative. the work broadly focused on:

- Developing, following consultation, an evaluation model i.e. theories of change for each subgroup which are intended to inform strategic plans for each of the subgroups.
- Identfifying performance indicators for each subgroup. 
- Presenting options for conducting evaluation of the initiative

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Youth Work Ireland: exploring the impact of integrated youth work

Youth Work Ireland (YWI) is the largest youth organization in Ireland. YWI uses an innovative Integrated Youth Service Model with the aim of ensuring that young people receive a high quality, efficient and effective service that treats them as a ‘whole person’. Just Economics was commissioned by YWI to assess the evidence for both integrated youth work in general and the YWI Integrated Youth Service Model specifically. The study will be published in 2019.

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The Pedestrian Pound

This research report presents evidence that investment in better streets and places can deliver commercial returns to businesses and investors, as well as improve consumer’s perceptions of high streets. Four performance indicators for these investments were identified through a review of the existing literature:  impact on existing business performance (footfall and retail); urban regeneration (new business, rental income, employment, social exclusion etc.); improved consumer and business perceptions, and business diversity.

Education, employment and economic development, Housing and homelessness
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Emmaus Communities offer homeless people companionship, a place to live and work, and an opportunity to integrate back into mainstream society. For those that need and want it, the Emmaus community also offers Companions – as residents are known – a permanent home. Just Economics was commissioned to conduct an SROI analysis of the impact of Emmaus communities across the UK, and explore the success of the approach in ending homelessness in the UK.