At KCL, we undertake Socio-economic analysis for donor agencies and public sector organisations. This is a multidisciplinary approach to studying economic phenomena and the social implications and effects that result from those phenomena.
The discipline draws on theories and research methods from sociology, economics and other social sciences. Many of the socio-economic studies undertaken by us examine the social effect of economic events, such as recessions, effect of flood, poverty stratification, social safety nets, absence of essential facilities such as; drinkable water, access to modern toilet facilities, good infrastructural facilities, factory closings or international trade agreements. The social consequences of such explicitly economic events can be limited to a single community or can be regional, national or even international in scope.