Publications

NPC produces high quality, independent research into the charity sector. Our reports explore how charities and funders are tackling the UK’s social problems and share lessons and practical insights.

Economic analysis

Economic analysis: What is it good for?

Economic evaluation is an important tool in the ongoing fight to make sure we use resources as effectively as possible. But it is not always the right thing to do. We have produced this report to guide charities through decisions about whether and how to undertake an economic evaluation of their work.

Questions of faith

Questions of faith

We define faith-based charities as organisations that embody some form of religious belief in their mission, founding history or project content. Today we can say with some certainty that the role of faith-based charities in the charity sector is changing; as is the context in which they work.

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