OUR PRACTICE AREASPOLICY & IMPACT ASSESSMENTAdvising public policy teams to reach evidence-based decisions
We help design, evaluate and influence, public policy across a wide spectrum of issues and industries. We typically help clients address the following questions:
Is there a need for some form of policy? What is going wrong?
What are the options that could be implemented to address the problem?
What are the potential costs and benefits of those options?
What might be the impact of said options on different stakeholders?
How can I influence the policy options available?
Did the policy succeed in its intended aims? What impacts has it actually had?
Our public policy team consists of leading researchers, with vast experience in the policy space. We understand the importance of framing any work in the appropriate context – taking into account the history of how and why policy has developed in the way that it has. We always take account of the views of all stakeholders affected by the policy.
We work with government departments in all phases of the policy cycle, whether that is the initial scoping of policy, trials, through to full-scale evaluations to determine their impact. We also work with the private sector, who want information on how policies may affect them, and to have evidence to help influence the shape of policy, where appropriate.