We are a leading UK applied policy research and evaluation centre. For over thirty years we have undertaken critical, theoretical and empirical research into key regional, social and economic patterns within the UK and internationally, influencing policy design. We have deep experience of policy evaluation, helping to establish the impacts of programmes, interventions and strategies, whilst understanding ‘what works’ in terms of policy design.
We work in close collaboration with academic and private sector research organisations to deliver research of the highest rigour and impact. Read more about how we work here.
Our funders and clients include research funding councils, charities, local authorities, government and the private sector.
CRESR is also a leading centre for doctoral research. Our postgraduate research school hosts leading early career scholars working on PhD projects studies across the breadth of our areas of research expertise. Many projects are conducted in collaboration with our research partners in the charitable and government sectors.
Our research expertise
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