Evaluation and impact assessment

We produce independent evaluations for public, private and voluntary sector clients, including multi-year projects in the UK and internationally. We partner with universities, research consultancies and civil society organisations. Our staff have experience of a range of evaluation approaches, handling large amounts of data, simplifying complex arguments and synthesising key messages.

We can support clients using a range of evaluation designs including:

  • Social Return on Investment
  • Economic modelling and analysis
  • Evaluability assessments
  • Qualitative research
  • Contribution analysis
  • Theory-based evaluations

We aim for an analytic, yet readable style. We strongly believe that evaluation findings should be accessible, wherever possible, to a lay person. We have also produced outputs for service users, and are committed to the importance of communicating findings to those who have participated in research.

Related projects

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Microsoft YouthSpark Evaluation

YouthSpark is a flagship programme of Microsoft Philanthropies that aims to enable young people around the world to learn digital and computer science skills. Just Economics was commissioned to evaluate the extent to which YouthSpark is achieving its mission and objectives. Using qualitative methods, over 100 stakeholders were engaged and site visits were conducted in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. The evaluation was commissioned to feed into Microsoft's strategic planning process and to inform its future strategy for YouthSpark. 

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Evaluability Assessment of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health

The concept of recovery has come to underpin mental health policy in many Anglophone countries. It represents a shift from services based on clinical recovery defined by symptom reduction to recovery as defined by the service user’s view of what is needed to lead a meaningful life. Just Economics was commissioned by HSE to carry out an Evaluability Assessment of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health in Ireland. 

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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