We are a leading independent provider of research, analysis and advice in economic and social development

Established in 1983, and operating across the UK, Europe and internationally, we work for clients from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

We are experts in public policy and work with our clients to research, develop, implement and evaluate social and economic development interventions across a wide range of policy domains.

Our breadth of expertise is one of our strengths: it equips us to work across different fields in an integrated way, avoiding "siloed" assessments and solutions.


Our range of specialist services, from research, analysis and policy advice, through to business planning, impact assessment and evaluation


Our clients across the public, private and community sectors in the UK, Europe and internationally


Our key areas of expertise, covering Innovation, Spatial Development, Children and Young People and Health and Social Care

Insights & Publications

Our latest thinking on the issues that matter most in economic and social development, and our latest published reports