What We do
We work with you to understand the background to your project and organisation, provide the experience and resources to support your activities, whatever the stage of development, and provide you with insights and feedback on how you are doing and where you need to focus.
Monitoring & Evaluation
We capture the right information to decide what works and why: improving management and delivery; identifying outcomes and impacts; and communicating value for money and benefits.
Value for Money
We help clients develop and implement the approaches to measure and communicate the economy, efficiency, effectiveness and equity of their projects and programmes.
Research & Benchmarking
Strengths in quantitative and qualitative analysis underpin our baselining of social, economic and market conditions and benchmarking of projects, programmes, and policies.
Labour Markets & Skills
We undertake research on skills and employment issues, supporting the development of policy and the delivery of projects and programmes for individuals and businesses.
Through developing the evidence base, our work supports government and donor agencies delivering assistance to promote economic prosperity and stability in developing countries.
We provide support for the planning, delivery and long-term management of the physical, economic & social regeneration of communities; working with local and national bodies.
Our research promotes the development of competitive businesses in growth sectors; providing evidence for the effective support of enterprise and innovation.
We work with you to develop training courses and guidance material tailored to your organisation's needs, ensuring both client-specific outcomes and relevance to best practice.
about our Work
Our work draws on extensive experience across the private, public and academic sectors. We apply a broad range of economic and social research skills and competencies to projects in a range of policy areas and sectors, delivering practical insights and providing in-depth knowledge and expertise to support the research goals of our clients.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Support for Mid Term Evaluation of the £25m Sudokkho Programme, a private sector development programme for skills training in the Ready Made Garment and Construction sectors in Bangladesh.
Value for Money Framework & Reporting
Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility
Development of Value for Money framework and Quarterly reporting for £24m UK Department of International Development (DFID) fund supporting shared water resources management across 12 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.
Economic Impact Assessment
Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company
Economic impact assessment of Rutherglen Links office and industrial project that makes a major contribution to Glasgow City Plan 2, South Lanarkshire Economic Strategy, and the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan.
Who we are & Who we Work With
ALASTAIR MCPHERSON (LEAD)
Experience in Economic & Social Research
Alastair possesses an extensive portfolio of knowledge and skills in socio-economic research and evaluation methods, drawing on experience in the academic, public and consulting sectors, and providing first class delivery and project management skills.
Expertise, Scale and Reach
Additional Research works with a number of experienced associate consultants to assemble teams appropriate for a wide range of assignments of varying scale and focus.
Our partners provide comprehensive skills sets and the scale to deliver the largest and most complex of projects in advanced economies, as well as middle income countries and less developed regions.
Responsive, Proactive, and Flexible
We provide a responsive service, listening to client requirements, and providing proactive solutions for client-specific challenges, with a flexible approach that meets emerging client needs.
IMPROVEMENT SERVICE ASSOCIATE
Support for Scottish Public Sector Partners
Alastair McPherson is an Improvement Service Associate. This framework provide access to expert support on a flexible basis for all 32 Scottish Councils and members of Community Planning Partnerships, providing advice, guidance, consultancy, facilitation, programme & project management support, and research management.