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Newly published stories of change illustrate value of evidence for global development

Every day, Itad is helping organisations tackle the greatest development and humanitarian challenges of our era. A new collection of stories of change illustrates the diverse ways in which our work has had a positive impact.


Itad’s purpose is to have a positive impact on the world – to generate useful insights and support our clients to make evidence-informed decisions that improve their performance and catalyse positive lasting social, economic and environmental change.

To understand better when our work has catalysed positive change and why, last year we started to collect stories of impact. This was part of our broader efforts to embed a focus on delivering impact into everything we do as an organisation.

‘A local health worker introduces a couple to a financial planning tool designed to support couples to understand the resources they’ll need to plan for the lives – and families – that they want’. Photographer: Benjamin Schilling.

We’ve now written up and published a selection of these stories, and they make for fascinating reading. Together, they paint a rich picture of the ways in which our work has had an impact with organisations across a wide range of contexts. They include examples of our work being used to:

Across all these examples, robust evidence, clear communication, and well managed consultative processes have been key ingredients to our success. However, nothing would have happened had our partners not been open to engage with our evidence, learn from it, and act. We commend all of them for their commitment to listening, learning, and taking evidence informed actions.

Moving forward, we’ll continue to document, learn from and share stories of Itad’s impact. It’s important for our team to step back and celebrate the amazing changes in the world they are contributing to, but it’s also important for the wider evidence movement that Itad is a part of as it highlights the tangible ways that investing in evidence makes a difference.