Supporting organisations in the public, private and community sectors to design, develop and deliver policies, programme and interventions is a core component of SQW's offer.

Spanning our areas of expertise, our policy research and policy development work draws on robust data analysis and interpretation, meaningful consultation and engagement with partners and stakeholders, and a well-developed insight into economic, social and environmental change and trends, both across the UK and internationally. We support our clients to frame policies which are coherent, efficient, and effective, and sustainable for the long term. Key cross-cutting themes of recent years have included national and local responses to the productivity challenge; the imperative for growth that is inclusive; and the need to recognise and respond to the climate emergency.


In policy research and development context we work regularly with academics and specialist associates to provide a comprehensive and broad-based solution to complex policy challenges.

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