Reports

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Evaluation of The Hewlett Foundation’s Strategy to Apply Human-Centred Design to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 2017

Rebecca Calder, Tim Shorten, Stefanie Wallach, Jon Cooper and Emma Mulhern

Since 2013, the Hewlett Foundation (the Foundation) has supported IDEO.org and Marie Stopes International (MSI) to apply Human-Centred Design (HCD) to improve family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services for adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa.

Executive summary: Nesta Impact Investments – Impact Strategy Audit Report

July 2018

Charley Clarke and Anton Simanowitz, with Barbora Sladkova and Karim Harji

Itad conducted an Impact Strategy Audit of Nesta Impact Investments (NII). This assessed their use of the strategy and provided guidance on improvements based on good industry practice.

Nesta Impact Investments – Impact Strategy Audit Report

June 2018

Charley Clarke and Anton Simanowitz, with Barbora Sladkova and Karim Harji

Nesta Impact Investments 1 Limited Partnership (NII1) is a £17.6m venture capital fund managed by Nesta Impact Investments that invests in innovative, high-growth businesses seeking to address major social problems. NII has three focus areas: education, health and communities. NII is backed by …

Adolescents 360 outcome evaluation: Summary report of the baseline survey in Tanzania

May 2018

Christina Atchison, Saidi Kapiga, Mussa Kelvin Nsanya, Emma Mulhern, Sue Newport, James Hargreaves and Aoife Doyle

The innovative, interdisciplinary Adolescents 360 (A360) programme being rolled out across Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania uses human-centred design (HCD) to create context-specific multi-component interventions with the aim of increasing voluntary modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls …

Briefing paper – Savings count: Trends in access, use and the ecosystem of savings in sub-Saharan Africa

May 2018

Diana Dezso, James Robinson and Nisha Singh

The consistent use of financial services can help the world’s poorest people better manage risks, step out of poverty and build a better life. There is strong evidence that savings are an essential part of this package. Putting away money for tough times and for financing critical life goals is …

Savings count: Trends in access, use and the ecosystem of savings in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 2018

Diana Dezso, James Robinson and Nisha Singh

The consistent use of financial services can help the world’s poorest people better manage risks, step out of poverty and build a better life. There is strong evidence that savings are an essential part of this package. Putting away money for tough times and for financing critical life goals is …

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