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Dogs at Itad: Barking mad or beneficial?

Work can be stressful, and dogs have been proven to actively reduce stress levels - so, it makes sense that dogs and...

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Tackling NTDs: A look at the future of control and elimination

As evaluators working on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases), we thought it was time...

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The fight against deadly pandemics: the importance of strengthening International Health Regulations

With global disease outbreaks becoming increasingly common, the importance of building both the UK and other countries’...

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Why we are passionate about education at Itad?

To mark International Day of Education we asked three of our evaluators to reflect on their work on this topic, why access to...

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60 seconds with…Betsie Lewis

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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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...