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.
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)
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);
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 .