Strategy Development

With our strategic consultancy services, we work closely with clients to develop strategies that:

  • Implement new economic solutions based on rigorous independent economic analysis.
  • Transform local and regional economies so they work for their communities.
  • Contribute to tackling wellbeing, environmental and climate change challenges.
  • Create new ways of working that recognise social value and environmental impact.

Regional and local government and their communities  

We work with combined authorities, local government, and local stakeholders to develop economic strategies that:

  • Address inequalities and the challenges of climate change.
  • Create new opportunities for local people and new ways of working.
  • Develop urban and rural liveable communities and neighbourhoods.

We help our clients to:

  • Develop and apply a new economic model to local industrial strategies and economic development policies.
  • Develop place-specific strategies to guide recovery to a better, greener economy with more good jobs.
  • Understand the data in order to identify gaps they need to address through policy changes. 
  • Identify priority areas for action.

Charities, non-profits, progressive businesses

We work with charitable foundations, unions, professional bodies and other socially responsible organisations internationally.

We help our clients to:

  • Use a strategic framework for determining appropriate and achievable outcomes.
  • Use data to progress their social purpose campaigns.
  • Design liveable communities and neighbourhoods.
  • Explore the contribution of their activities and supply chains on social, economic and environmental impacts. 



Local transformation

NEF Consulting works with regional and local authorities who recognise that the old model of economic growth is failing and that the pandemic has exacerbated, not created, many of the issues. We can help develop strategies that promote wellbeing and address inequalities and the challenges of climate change.

We help our clients to:

  • Identify priorities for action.
  • Make decisions based on data and insights.
  • Develop economic strategies that address inequality, promote wellbeing across communities, and make ambitious carbon zero targets achievable.
  • Develop an action plan to implement the strategy.
  • Follow a shared agenda through a democratic participatory process.

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Labour market analysis

We help organisations to assess national, regional and local labour markets, providing:

  • Robust analysis that supports insight-led communication strategies and campaigns to leverage change.
  • Advice on local skills strategies to support an economy that replaces lost jobs with good quality green jobs.

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Environmental wellbeing analysis

NEF Consulting supports understanding of the contribution of the environment to wellbeing.

We help clients to understand the importance of access to nature for all, and how green spaces – whether in an urban or rural environment – can impact wellbeing.

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Climate change - analysis of the social and economic impacts

We support understanding of the social and economic impacts of climate change from a local to international level. 

We help our clients to:

  • Understand the social and economic impacts of climate change globally.
  • Assess policy against UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Support increased resilience to economic and environmental challenges faced by fisheries and coastal economies.

We have specific expertise in analysis of marine ecology and in working with international institutions to develop country climate risk profiles.

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Training Programme
Strategic overviews and practical training.

We offer tailored online and on-site training and briefings on Theory of Change, measuring social impact, commissioning for outcomes and social value, SROI, measuring local economic impact, community economic development, and more.

We also facilitate workshops to help you develop a Theory of Change for your programme or strategy. 

Clients include local authorities, universities, public health services, charities, community groups, membership bodies, and responsible businesses.

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