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Capacity development: how should we reframe it for the digital age?

What's the latest thinking on capacity development? Do social media and new digital tools play a key role? Read about Itad's...

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The Civil Society Learning Forum, Ghana

Chris Barnett and Julian Batt participated in the Civil Society Learning Forum (CSLF) in Ghana.

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Publication on Social Accountability and Corruption

Last month, I placed a publication on social accountability mechanisms’ potential to reduce corruption in public...

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Helping improve the way in which Value for Money is measured and communicated

The UK government has in recent years given increasing attention to making sure public resources are being used efficiently...

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Global Health Diplomacy at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy

Last week I spent a fascinating few days attending a conference supported by the Rockefeller foundation and DFID at...

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Governance, Experiments and their Limitations

Earlier this week, I was at a day of the Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) conference in London, with participants...

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DFID Minister launches new programme for Girls and Women in Nigeria

International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone was in Abuja and Kano last week. While there, she announced...

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Reflections on the recent Centre for Development Impact conference

At the recent joint IDS-Itad Centre for Development Impact (CDI) conference - Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a...

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Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future

A number of us very recently attended the first conference of the joint IDS-Itad Centre for Development Impact (CDI) - Impact,...

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New results measurement handbook for market development

Itad has recently completed a Results Measurement Handbook for the Growth & Employment in States (GEMS) project in Nigeria....