Economic & Social Research




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.

International Development

Through developing the evidence base, our work supports government and donor agencies delivering assistance to promote economic prosperity and stability in developing countries.

Urban Regeneration

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.

Economic Development

Our research promotes the development of competitive businesses in growth sectors; providing evidence for the effective support of enterprise and innovation.

Economic Impact Assessment

We measure the economic impact of projects, programmes, organisations, and business sectors.

Featured Projects


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.


Programme Evaluation

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.

Artboard 2Dark Grey.png


Who we are & Who we Work With



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.




 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.


Recent Clients


updates from Additional Research

Artboard 2Dark Grey.png


Get in touch


Please complete the form below

Name *