Consultancy and commissioned research

The Enterprise Office helps to match clients’ needs to the most appropriate expertise within SOAS, scoping projects and facilitating dialogue to ensure objectives and deliverables are clearly identified and the work delivered is relevant, timely and to a high standard. 

Each project is different, but there is a strong international focus in all of our work and a great deal of it relates to our core areas of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. SOAS experts provide relevant and up-to-date insights for the public and private sectors through a range of consultancy projects, helping clients to shape policies, evaluate impact and make informed decisions. 

We are regularly approached by central and local government, the media, public agencies, business and industry. We also work with multilateral organisations including the United Nations and the World Bank, European Commission and other country-specific organisations and NGOs.


Our consultancy activities

SOAS is an institution with a very specific expertise and this expertise is highly in demand. Some of the consultancy activities we are able to carry out include:

  • evaluation/analysis of a policy or investment
  • advice to an organisation on its research, products or services
  • market research
  • feasibility studies
  • advisory group membership
  • interpretation of results
  • routine data collection
  • expert briefings

Case studies

To get an idea of past consultancy projects we have contributed to take a look at our consultancy case studies.

Consultancy case studies.pdf

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For SOAS staff who wish to find out more about how they can get involved in consultancy projects, please visit the Consultancy Information for SOAS Staff page.

If you have any queries about consultancy at SOAS, please get in touch with a member of the team by emailing

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