What methods are best to isolate the impact of one service provided by the DIT service from others we provide?


Facilitation of trade and foreign investment[footnote 2] is a critical component of DIT’s operational activities. Future evidence development should focus on better evaluating the case for intervention to support firms, how to design investment and trade facilitation services efficiently, and how to maximise business engagement.

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This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DIT Areas of research interest 2020 to 2021 GOVUK

Related UKRI funded projects

  • Ulster University "NISRA BDR Programme"

    This project will form part of the beta testing of the NISRA de-identified Business Data for Research (BDR) database in advance of the data being made available for wider use by approved researchers within the Administra...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Ulster

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project investigates the trading activity of NI businesses and the impact of Brexit, which partially addresses isolating the impact of one DIT service.