Research

RESEARCH

At Preston Consults we bring clarity to the complexity of global, national and sectoral economic and social problems through our leading independent research work. We have built a reputation for original and insightful analysis, a major part of which comes from regular publication of our Public Policy Briefs.

Our research work spans across various fields, sectors and thematic areas, including Health, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Extractive Industries, Education, Corruption, Energy, among many others. Our experts, who are very knowledgeable and experienced in the most up-to-date and relevant research in these areas, apply economic and econometric principles to data to help analyze issues, provide insights, and formulate practical, innovative solutions to these problems. We serve as economists, policy experts, and strategic advisers to a diverse clientele that includes non-profit organizations, federal government agencies, and other institutions that operate at the intersection of economics and public policy.

Preston’s research is guided by a set of core values, including diligence, thoroughness, accuracy, and research integrity. Our ability to solve problems at the forefront of public policy rests on our critical thinking, objectivity, independence of thought and ability to form mutually beneficial partnerships with other knowledge-generating bodies. Due to the caliber of our consultants, our research output is one of the most trusted source of analysis on issues at the forefront of public policy economics, and our advice drives public policy debate. Our research outputs are communicated in a clear, concise, and accessible manner through Public Policy Briefs, seminars, workshops and presentations.

Our Research Capabilities

In the course of our research work, we work closely with experts in economics and public policy, and carry out the following functions:

  1. Drafting analytical notes, memos, and reports on current economic and public policy issues;
  2. Designing analytical approaches and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis collaboratively with economists and project leads to identify emerging trends and risks;
  3. Conducting background research and drafting literature reviews for analytical studies;
  4. Collecting and organizing data for surveys and case studies;
  5. Developing written reports and memos that clearly communicate analytical results for internal and client dissemination;
  6. Formulating project work plans, including analytical approaches, timelines, and resource allocations;
  7. Executing project work plans, including coordinating internal work efforts, ensuring that deadlines and objectives are met, and assisting project leaders with client communications;
  8. Performing quantitative economic and public policy analysis using a variety of methods and techniques, including database design and management, statistical analysis, econometric analysis, policy impact analysis, and survey design;
  9. Design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative evaluation services, including baseline, mid-term and end-line surveys and evaluations; and,
  10. Dissemination of Survey findings and Research Outputs.
 

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