International development and finance

Just Economics has a portfolio of projects relating to international development and finance. These have focused on ICT for development, gender, sustainable investment, and value for money (VfM).  Current work is focused on an evaluation of supporting Microsoft to measure the impact of its Youthspark programme. We also have experience of evaluating development finance institutions and are currently working with the Finnish Ministry of Finance to evaluate Finnfund. 

Gender, International development and finance
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Adolescent girls VfM review

In 2017 Just Economics carried out an analysis of the use of VfM methodologies in projects aimed at adolescent girls in developing countries. This included a review of relevant literatures and theoretical approaches and a series of principles for carrying out such analyses in the future.

Who we work with

Client Logo The Scottish Government
Client Logo Itad
Client Logo British Telecoms
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Client Logo Microsoft
Client Logo Cabinet Office
Client Logo Living Streets
Client Logo Amnestry International
Client Logo University Of Maynooth
Client Logo Focus Ireland
Client Logo Womens Budget Group
Client Jamie Oliver Foundation
Client Logo Bookstart
Client Logo Football Foundation
Client Logo Cafod
Client Logo Iied
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Principles of socially-responsible investment

How can investors be encouraged to consider more than purely commercial and short-term gains? Various sets of investment principles have emerged in recent years to guide socially responsible investment. These principles aim to incorporate social, environmental and governance criteria into investment decisions in order to enhance the benefits and reduce the damaging effects of investment for development. This review for IIED takes a first step in assessing the content, take-up, implementation and impact of the four main sets of principles for socially-responsible investment.