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Using a social norms approach to tackle corruption in Nigeria

As a teenager in a rural community in Nigeria, I often witnessed the scorn and disgrace heaped on officials of village...

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Blended finance & addressing the evidence gap – Reflections from an OECD workshop

Earlier this week I was at an OECD workshop hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Engaging adolescent girls in governance processes: lessons from Northern Nigeria

Itad conducted an independent impact evaluation of the DFID-funded Mobilising for Development (M4D) programme, which aimed to...

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Can football tackle violence against women and girls?

Over the years, there has been steadily growing interest in the idea that sport can make a difference in development, beyond...

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Costing the impacts of violence against women: six potential pitfalls

David Walker explores six regular pitfalls that are encountered in building a costings study, and how to address them in this...

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60 seconds with…Ekaterina Shaleva

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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60 seconds with…Joseph Thompson

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 Collaborative Urban Resilience Exchange: lessons on informal settlement data and partnership building

The Collaborative Urban Resilience Exchange took place in Cape Town, from 16–18th July 2018, as part of a collaboration...

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Design for Health: the role of data and evidence

In this blog, Emma Mulhern, describes her initial impressions of Design for Health, a joint venture by both the Bill and...

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Mixing, matching and modifying methods in realist evaluation: should we be purists or pragmatists?

This second blog from the Itad Realist Evaluation Learning Group asks: how far can realist evaluation be modified, watered...

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Beyond a burden: what value does verification offer?

Police officers, auditors, teachers marking homework and giving out detentions – just some of the unfavourable analogies we...

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Reflections on Itad’s work to promote the equitable participation of people with disabilities in issues that affect them

The UK government has successfully co-hosted its first ever Global Disability Summit to boost efforts to assist people with...

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The DCED standard for results measurement: four lessons from an audit of Enterprise Partners

In this blog, discover what Monitoring and Results Management (MRM) specialist, Adam Kessler, learnt during his DCED Standard...

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Itad’s Impact Strategy Audit of Nesta Impact Investments: What value did it offer for Nesta and the impact investing industry, and what next?

Itad conducted an Impact Strategy Audit of Nesta Impact Investments between October 2017 and January 2018 and we believe this...

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Capturing learning in Global Health: reflections from Itad’s Global Health Day

On the 19th April, the health theme at Itad welcomed friends and colleagues to an afternoon of exchange on ‘Capturing...

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What will Ideas to Impact’s evaluation team know about prizes by 2020?

Ideas to Impact’s evaluators from Itad have been refocusing their prize evaluation plans. In this post, they explain what...