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.
As specialist 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 de facto selective
in the projects we undertake and clients can have total confidence that we will deliver, on time and to a high standard.
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
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 .