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HOST Policy Research: experts in research and evaluation across the public, private and voluntary sectors

HOST Policy Research (HOST) specialises in research and evaluation in employment and skills, education, further education and training, and economic development. We operate through a cross-UK network of HOST Associates and partner agencies. We provide a full range of qualitative and quantitative research services. Established in 1986, HOST has built up a strong track record for practically focused research and accessible research findings.

Our goal is:

‘To provide practical, leading edge research and evaluation services to support policy development in areas including education, employment and enterprise development.’


HOST Policy Research - Research Educate Develop is a trading name of HOST Research and Evaluation Services LLP. Registered in England and Wales Partnership No. OC366813

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HOST's Evaluation of the Acas Model Workplace and Acas e-learning has been published

The latest in our Research and Guidance Series, A Brief Guide to Creating Skills Needs and Labour Market Assessments is now available

HOST is awarded a framework agreement with the Education & Training Foundation

HOST awarded a framework for professional services with CITB

HOST launches a guide to writing toolkits as part of its Research and Guidance publication series

HOST is conducting an evaluation of Construction Sector Teaching at University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools

Latest summer LEED/HOST ILM brochure now available


Check out our new education platform Research Educate Develop


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