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Measuring the impacts of capacity development: four things to consider

In my first blog on our experiences from the DFID-funded Mobilising for Development (M4D) programme, I looked at the...

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Another 60 Seconds with Itad’s health theme

In 2017 Itad’s health theme and its portfolio of monitoring, evaluation and learning projects has continued to grow and...

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Global Health 50/50 – where are the men?

I was watching the launch of the Global Health 50/50 Report at UCL recently, and as we had also just celebrated International...

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Reflections on International Women’s Day 2018

This International Women's Day, three members of Itad staff reflect on what the day means for them, personally and professionally.

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Her potential, our future: the launch of DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality

In my 20 year journey in international development, I have seen many twists and turns, some giving us hope and energy and...

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How can capacity building improve how policy makers use evidence?

Itad has just finished a three-year realist evaluation of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme –...

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The interactions between women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women – Insights from the Pacific Women project

"I am just a woman, I am just a mother, I am just a wife…what can I do to seek justice?"  - anonymous woman in Papua New...

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60 seconds with…Ben Harris

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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‘Tis the season to be jolly – Symposium Season

Itad's Julian Barr reflects on his experiences from four different evaluation symposia

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What has the evaluation team discovered so far about the Ideas to Impact prizes?

In this blog post, Ideas to Impact's evaluators share their findings from the assessment of the first round of prizes and...

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Stories of Bank Linkages

What are we learning from savings group members on how bank linkages are working for them? Insights from the MasterCard...

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Are leadership and accountability systems the key to delivering increased gender equality in our work?

Itad are about to do a stock take of where we’ve got to in increasing attention to gender issues in our monitoring,...

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IDEAS in Mexico: A new chapter for evaluation?

Itad's Chris Barnett and Rachel Eager have published a chapter 'New Frontiers for Evaluation in a Fast-Changing World'

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Reflections on our experience of DFID’s results agenda

As verifiers of a DFID Results Based Finance programme, ODI’s research on the UK’s results agenda prompted us to reflect...

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Reflections from the IAAH

Christina Atchison and Emma Mulhern reflect on attending the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, India

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How much value do Value Added Models provide for the quality of schools?

What value might Value Added Models might bring to developing an accountability measure for school quality in the development...