Most Recent Projects


Evaluation Coordinator for the Department for Education's Children's Social Care Innovation Fund

Opcit Research are the Evaluation Coordinators for a £40million investment programme for improving children's social care. This involves co-designing, managing and analysing over 50 evaluation projects. All evaluations are designed to meet high standards of scientific rigour. For more about the programme please follow this link. 

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Research study into the domestic sexual abuse of girls

Opcit Research recently completed a EU-wide study on the domestic sexual abuse of girls for the European Parliament. Click the link below to find out more 

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Evaluation of Prevent, the UK Government's radicalisation risk reduction programme

Opcit Research conducted 10 separate evaluations of Prevent-funded projects. These focused on supporting women as community builders and change makers in efforts to reduce radicalisation risk. For more more information please contact the Opcit team. 

Evaluation of NHS England's FGM clinic pilots

We are evaluating NHS England's national pilots of specialist clinics for non-pregnant women who have undergone female genital mutilation. This is an impact and process evaluation. 

Research into gender balance in the 2019 European Parliament elections, for the European Parliament

This is a pan-EU study exploring strategies and likely outcomes in terms of women's participation in the 2019 European Parliament. The study included recommendations for Member States, EU Institutions and NGOs to improve gender balance in politics.

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Analysis and Capacity Building Strategy for the women's movement in Ukraine, United Nations Women

This was primary research with Ukraine Government, Women's NGOs/CSOs and analysis of international good practice to support the women's movement in Ukraine to develop. 

New Project: Evaluation of Mother's Schools international programme, US State Department

This is an impact and process evaluation involving primary research in the Western Balkans, India and Bangladesh, exploring the impact of an innovative programme that works with mothers to reduce the risk of radicalisation in their communities. 

Evaluation of the Pause national pilots, Department for Education, UK Government

This was a quasi-experimental study examining the impact of a programme to support women who are at high risk of having their children removed from their custody, involving comparison between the intervention and control groups. 

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