Our Principles and Standards
Our approach to projects and assignments
is based on using the most appropriate combination of expertise, choice of model and methodologies, working to the highest
standards within available resources.
consultants we only accept business where we have the relevant expertise and time available for the specific assignment. We
do not sub-contract to, nor deploy, unqualified or inexperienced personnel on projects. This means
we are very selective in the projects we undertake.
We seek to assist clients
by the application of rigorous analysis and development of a robust evidence base for impact, including advising on how
to present and interpret evidence. However we do not accept assignments that are purely advocacy or which simply
seek 'big numbers' for PR or other purposes in preference to rigorous analysis.
a) use only theoretical and applied methodologies that conform to recognised international, national
and ( where applicable) local standards;
b) as far as possible ( subject only to resource constraints) populate
the chosen model with data that conforms to recognised statistical standards ( i.e EU, UN, World Bank publications);
c) wherever possible and applicable we check and validate results against recognised test criteria;
d) present results in user-friendly and intelligible language;
e) advise and assist clients in the use and interpretation
of results while acknowledging the right of the client to use the results in whatever way they choose .