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Three fieldwork tips for junior evaluators

Perhaps it goes without saying but you should know as much as possible about the project, the context and the stakeholders...

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Most popular Itad blogs in 2019

With 2019 drawing to a close, we say farewell to the year with a list of some of our most popular blogs.

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Three Itad blogs you might have missed in 2019

Winter holidays are a good time to catch up on some reading. Check out some of our blogs you might have missed in 2019.

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60 seconds with…Chris Perry

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

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Eyes on a prize for climate information services

The UK Aid-funded Ideas to Impact programme, which is managed by an IMC Worldwide-led consortium, has just launched our...

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Until no-one is left behind: Strengthening CSOs’ role in immunisation

Global immunisation coverage is advancing towards the 90% target set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan.

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Synergies in SDGs: How holistic monitoring can support global goals

I recently attended a workshop at the Vitol Foundation presenting initial results of a multi-disciplinary research team from...

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Lessons from an ex-post evaluation – and why we should do more of them

Even as evaluation specialists, rarely do we get the chance to carry out ex-post evaluations. We recently carried out an...

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Nobel prizes and methodological wars. But are we using enough evidence to end poverty?

We were pleased to see development economists Michael Kremer, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo win the Nobel prize for...

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Why we joined the Global Climate Strike

On Friday 20th September, colleagues from across Itad walked out to join the Global Climate Strike in Brighton. Here, some of...

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Youth Financial Inclusion: What we’re missing & how can we serve them better

Our ‘Savings for youth: a review of evidence’ report took a sub-set of 44 studies within the Savings Evidence Map...

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A world at risk? A role for evaluators in strengthening Global Health Security.

Are we really prepared for the threat of a fast-moving respiratory pandemic? We kick off the week with this thought provoking...

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Final Evaluation of DFID’s FoodTrade East and Southern Africa Programme

With the conclusion of Itad’s five-year longitudinal evaluation of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)...

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My takeaways from working on the Nigeria National Livestock Transformation Plan and Implementation Framework

Dr Abdulkareem Lawal, Principal Consultant at Itad, has written a blog on his experience working on the Nigeria National...

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Rapid evaluations: how an evaluation with a quick turnaround can support adaptive management

Adaptive management requires learning as you go. Decisions need to be taken to support course-correction – and they need to...

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Checking in With the Savings Evidence Map

Launched in 2018 as part of the Savings Learning Lab activities, this is the Savings Evidence Map. Discover all 299 studies...