Research and evidence

To drive change for victim-survivors, we are committed to learning from and contributing to the growing evidence base on economic abuse.

Research library

The evidence base on economic abuse and the negative economic impact of domestic violence more broadly has expanded over the past ten years. Our research library brings together evidence from the UK and around the world to help develop understanding of economic abuse.

Access the research library

Our research

Our team undertakes original research with victim-survivors of economic abuse and contributes to the growing evidence base on economic abuse in the UK. Our research informs our campaigning and policy influencing. It also provides the public with a vital insight into the scale and impact of economic abuse. Read our research and reports below.

Global study on economic abuse

Victim-survivor experiences of economic abuse

Economic abuse within controlling and coercive behaviour

Economic abuse and Universal Credit

Economic abuse and housing

Our housing policy officer, Steph Orr, worked on the following chapters to DAHA’s Whole Housing Toolkit:

Defining economic abuse

Our project evaluations

Evaluating our projects and training is a vital part of our growth as a charity. Evaluation not only helps us measure the impact of our work, but also provides us with new data about economic abuse and the community response. This information informs new projects, partnerships and more.

Take a look at our project evaluations below.

Fact sheets

We have a number of concise fact sheets that offer insights into the scale and effects of economic abuse in the U.K.

Join the international economic abuse research network

“Sharing is the way to go – it saves reinventing the wheel and highlights that this is a global issue.” Police, Victoria, Australia

The international network was established following our CEO’s Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.

It shares best practice and research on economic abuse with practitioners, researchers and policy-makers via a newsletter. It has over 100 members across seven countries.

Join the international network