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IFS relies on grants to fund its research. The Economic and Social Research Council funds the Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy and the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice. Most other research grants are received on a project basis. A statement by IFS's Executive Committee lays down guidelines for research funding.

The 2020 Public Services Trust was established in 2008 to broaden the debate on the future of public services.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries represents and regulate its members and oversees their education at all stages of qualification and development throughout their careers.
AFD is the Groupe Agence Française de Développement, a bi-lateral development finance institution established in 1941 that works on behalf of the French government.
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
AIM's Mission is to significantly increase the contribution of and future capacity for world class UK research on management.
The Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society contributes to policy-making in Britain and Germany by funding bilateral research.
The ABI represents the general insurance, investment and long-term savings industry.
The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom.
The BBC is the UK's main public service broadcster, funded through the licence fee.
Registered in April 2008, the BOTA Foundation was established with the clear mission to improve the lives of children and youth suffering from poverty in Kazakhstan though investment in their children’s health, education and social welfare.
A group of institutions have funded the Centre for Research into Ageing (cera).
CfBT Education Trust is a leading education consultancy and service organisation. Its object is to provide education for public benefit both in the UK and internationally.
The CIOT is the professional body for chartered tax advisers.
This Unit brings together child poverty policy officials and analysts to take the Government’s child poverty strategy to its next stage of development.
The Department sets policy on supporting local government; communities and neighbourhoods; regeneration; housing; planning, building and the environment; and fire.
The Department aims to give children an excellent start in education, enable young people to equip themselves with life and work skills, and encourage adults to achieve their full potential through learning.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
The Department provides leadership across the transport sector to achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of the services.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the Government's welfare reform agenda.
The Department of Finance and Personnel for Northern Ireland.
The Department of Health provides policy and guidance to the NHS and adult social services.
The DTI is responsible for business, employees and consumers.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UKs leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns.
ECORYS is a European group of multidisciplinary research and consulting companies.
Half of ELSA's initial five year budget has been provided by the National Institute of Ageing in the US. The NIA have a keen interest in understanding the multifactorial ageing process and cross-atlantic comparisons will bring deeper understanding to the field.
The Campaign to End Child Poverty is made up of more than 150 organisations from civic society including children's charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others, united in our vision of a UK free of child poverty.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grantmaking foundations in the UK.
The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) forms part of ESRC’s strategy to improve the standards of research methods across the UK social science community.
The EBRD project provides financing for banks, industries and businesses, both new ventures and investments in existing companies.
The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity.
The European Research Council (ERC) is the first European funding body set up to support investigator-driven frontier research.
The Financial Conduct Authority regulates firms and financial advisers.
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
The Foundation is an endowed grant-making trust.
The GEO is responsible for the Government's overall strategy on equality.
Government of Colombia
Government of the Republic of Macedonia.
HMRC is responsible for the administration of income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, petroleum revenue tax, inheritance tax, national insurance contributions and stamp duties. They are also responsible for the payment of Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit.
The Treasury aims to raise the rate of sustainable growth and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life, with economic and employment opportunities for all.
The Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) is a research institute under the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications, situated in Uppsala.
The inter-agency research institutions for development was created in 2006 to intensify and coordinate the French political support, through research, development of the South.
The IDB Group is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also plays a leading role in regional integration.
3ie funds quality studies that will have a real policy impact and affect many lives. In terms of standards, this means only studies that are built around a credible counterfactual with an evaluation design based on the underlying programme theory to learn what works and why, and also at what cost.
The IMF is an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.
The Investment Management Association represents the UK investment management industry.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is one of the largest independent social policy research and development charities in the UK. It supports a wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care and social policy.
Just Retirement is one of the largest providers of enhanced annuities and of equity release lifetime mortgages.
The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation whose goal is to improve health, especially in London.
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) was established as a result of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the Government about the National Minimum Wage.
The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) was established in 1990 as an independent economics think tank within McKinsey & Company.
The Money Advice Service was set up to help everyone manage their money better by giving clear, unbiased money advice to help people make informed choices.
The National Association of Pension Funds is the independent voice of workplace pensions.
The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament.
The NBER is the USA's leading nonprofit economic research organization.
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH in the US, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
National Institutes of Health (US).
NORFACE is a partnership between fourteen research councils to increase co-operation in research and research policy in Europe.
The Commissioner's principal aim is described in the legislation as 'to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of children and young persons'.
One of the UK's best known charitable trusts, the Nuffield Foundation was established in 1943 by William Morris (Lord Nuffield) the founder of Morris Motors.
Nuffield Trust is a source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK.
The Office for National Statistics produces independent information to improve our understanding of the UK's economy and society.
The Office of the First and Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland.
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world.
Partnership is the longest established UK insurer specialising in the design and manufacture of financial products for people whose health and lifestyle means that their life expectancy is likely to be reduced.
The Pensions Commission is an independent body set up to keep under review the regime for UK private pensions and long term savings.
Pension Corporation provides innovative, bespoke risk management solutions to the trustees and sponsors of defined benefit pension funds.
This consortium of organisations with an interest in saving will fund a research project on saving and pensions.
This consortium of organisations with an interest in saving will fund a research project on saving and pensions.
The Hundred Group is made up of Finance Directors from the top 100 FTSE companies in the UK.
The International Growth Centre offers independent advice on economic growth to governments of developing countries. Based at LSE and in partnership with Oxford University, the IGC is initiated and funded by DFID.
The Leverhulme Trust, established at the wish of William Hesketh Lever, the first Viscount Leverhulme, makes awards for the support of research and education.
The World Bank provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management.
The TLRC's work is generously supported by a range of companies.
Universities UK is the major representative body and membership organisation for the higher education sector.
UNU-MERIT is a joint research and training centre of United Nations University.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time.
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