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Evidence and evaluation: What’s the Use?

Guest blogger Teresa Hanley asks 'what's the use of evidence and evaluation?' after her session at EES2016.

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What I learned at the CARES realist evaluation conference

A couple of weeks ago I attended the CARES realist evaluation conference at the Barbican Centre in London. It was a brilliant...

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Itad at EES: Five takeaways from inside the QCA bubble

Florian Schatz reflects on the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) sessions at this year's European Evaluation Society...

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Demonstrating VfM within an M4P programme

Over the last 12 months, Itad has been developing a Value for Money (VfM) system for the Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia...

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60 Seconds with…Ethel Sibanda

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick run down of what our staff do here at Itad. Here is what...

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The role of capacity assessment in ensuring contextually appropriate capacity support

This blog looks at the role of capacity assessments in ensuring contextually appropriate capacity support.

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Dismantling patriarchy in Nigeria

At Itad, we work on different programmes that aim to support gender equality in Nigeria. Getting a deeper understanding of the...

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Assessing the value of evaluations

What’s an appropriate amount of money to spend on an evaluation?  It’s a difficult question to answer. It’s difficult...

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Norwegian Aid and Adaptive Programming

Towards the end of 2015, Itad’s Organisational Effectiveness theme conducted an evaluation of Norway’s support to public...

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Why innovation prizes for development are interesting to evaluate

Do innovation prizes work in development? What is their value and use, especially compared to other forms of funding?

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Evaluation of Norway’s support to Capacity Development

Towards the end of last year Itad’s Organisational Effectiveness theme conducted an evaluation of Norway’s support to...

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60 Seconds with…Alex Cornelius

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick run down of what our staff do here at Itad. Here is what...

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Measuring social norm change: where do we go from here?

In June 2016, I had the pleasure of joining a select group of social norm measurement aficionados, including researchers from...

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Itad’s Gender Snapshot Review: charting the way forward for mainstreaming gender within our work and operations

Since joining the HeforShe campaign, Itad has reviewed how gender currently features in our work through a ‘gender snapshot...

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Moving targets and going in circles

Itad's Julian Barr reflects on SAVI, BRACED, and flexible and adaptive programming in international development.

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Evaluating complex change across projects and contexts: Methodological lessons from a macro evaluation of DFID’s social accountability portfolio

Itad's Florian Schatz details methodological lessons from a macro evaluation of DFID's social accountability portfolio and the...