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Video: Adaptive programming in 4 minutes

Adaptive programming uses real-time learnings to inform programme implementation as you go; in the first of two short videos Chris Perry explains what adaptive programming is and when to – or not to – use it.


Making use of evidence and learning, adaptive programming allows implementors to understand if the problems they are addressing are the right ones and if the ways they are addressing them are the most valuable for change.

In this video, our Principal Consultant Chris Perry gives examples of adaptive programming in practice and looks at:

  • What is adaptive programming?
  • When is it best used?
  • Is it ever better to avoid using adaptive programming?

Over the last decade, Itad has led new thinking and innovative practice on Monitoring and Learning for adaptive programming, delivering adaptive programmes for FCDO including SAVIARC and ECP.

Discover more about our work in adaptive programming: