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Sarah Arnold

Economist, New Economics Foundation E: enquiries@nefconsulting.com Previously an Economist with NEF Consulting, Sarah has a strong background in quantitative data analysis and econometrics, with specific expertise in exploring complex datasets to gain useful insights. She has worked on many of NEF… Read more »


New report evaluates benefits of health intervention services

Health Exchange report cover June 2014

Health Exchange has been promoting health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since 2007. Their mission is to support people in Birmingham, the wider West Midlands, Worcestershire and Solihull to make informed lifestyle choices that improve their health and wellbeing. Understanding the… Read more »


Local authorities: Commissioning for outcomes

We have recently, with NEF, launched a training course for local authorities on commissioning for outcomes and co-production. The first course was in November, held in London. Click here for more details. Anyone interested in registering for more information about the course should… Read more »


Visionary public services: a how-to commissioning guide

Photo credit Nick Page. NEF has published a practical guide, Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production aimed at local authorities. NEF’s approach to commissioning provides a framework, a set of principles and practical guidance to re-assess how services are currently provided. It can… Read more »


Community-based adaptation to climate change makes economic sense

CARE report image

AUTHOR: Fiona Percy, CARE International and NEF Consulting.  CARE International commissioned NEF Consulting to analyse the costs and benefits associated with investing in climate change adaptation in Dakoro, Niger. In the face of climate change, development policy will need to embed adaptation in its… Read more »


Social Value Matters Conference, Milan, June 2014

Natalie Nicholles, associate director of NEF Consulting, and Richard Spencer of the ICAEW, discussed the role of social value in creating a new economic system at the recent SROI Network event in Milan on putting social value measurement into practise…. Read more »


Regent’s Place at 30

British Land: Regent's Place

A view from NEF Consulting – Extract from the British Land report “When NEF Consulting was commissioned to review the social, environmental and economic impacts of Regent’s Place over the 30 years since British Land first invested in the area,… Read more »


How a city-wide approach to employment support works

AUTHORS: Rosemary Maguire and Natalie Nicholles. Statistics on unemployment are never far from newspaper headlines; the number of people out of work, the number of people on benefits, the success (or otherwise) of government programmes, the type of people on… Read more »