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Walking for a good cause: A team effort for the Hummingbird Project

Being based so close to the South Downs in Brighton, we could not be better placed for a long walk in the country. Over the...

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Handwashing and COVID-19: The role of data in improving hygiene promotion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of thorough handwashing to the fore in global efforts to curb the spread of...

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Fairness beyond the race: Four questions for COVID-19 vaccine equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an unprecedented response from the international community to address what will happen when a...

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Ethics in evaluation and COVID-19: New practices in a changing world

The COVID-19 pandemic has created shockwaves around the world and has radically changed not only our usual working...

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Maintaining a critical link to last-mile customers: Challenges and opportunities facing financial service agents during COVID-19

Agents are a critical last-mile link to financial services for lower-income households and micro- and small enterprises,...

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How has COVID-19 affected data quality in the agriculture sector? Highlights on a recent e-Panel

An e-Panel, co-hosted by AVANTI and EvalForward, set out to explore this question. Our panellists, Armand Zoa, Joas Tugizimana...

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Can innovation prizes improve lives for the poorest?

After six years, the UKAid-funded Ideas to Impact programme has come to an end, yielding an impressive amount of lessons on...

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Mobilising private finance into low-carbon markets: Insights from the UK’s International Climate Finance

To tackle the global climate crisis and achieve a worldwide low-carbon transition, it will be essential to stimulate the...

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Recovering better from COVID-19: Lessons from WASH and protracted crises

Globally, people living in protracted crises represent the ‘last mile’ in terms of reaching the SDGs — they are the most...

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Balancing the UK’s development objectives and national interest: Three lessons for the FCO/DFID merger

There has been wide-ranging debate over the last weeks about the UK Government announcement to merge DFID and FCO into the new...

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MSD in disrupted markets: Important lessons from Nepal

Evaluating NMDP-Samarth (Nepal Market Development Programme-Samarth) - Nepal's first MSD (market systems development) programme

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Measuring political access and influence in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Understanding political context and the influence of political interests is critical in delivering national and development...

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Reasons to love L&D: empowering young professionals at Itad

Starting out at a new company can be a challenge for all of us, let alone if embarking on our first role in M&E. Research...

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60 seconds with…Edward Cuzner

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

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Building partnerships for global change: Lessons from the China-UK Global Health Support Programme

China is at the centre of many current debates about global governance and will play an important role in global affairs in...

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MEL in the time of COVID-19 in Nigeria: Ways to adapt

I was recently on a webinar panel anchored by ActionAid, which looked at adapting Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) during and...