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Itad’s Green Team: Can we mainstream environmental sustainability into our work?

As efforts increase around the world to combat climate change, you can read our latest blog from Itad's own Green Team, who...

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Reflections from Development Studies Association Conference 2019

Itad's Ekaterina Shaleva reflects on her recent trip to the DSA conference and recent thinking on logframes and their utility...

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The complex reality of evaluation independence

An article in the Guardian got us thinking about the importance of independence in evaluation, and what ‘independence’...

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60 seconds with…Katherine Gibney

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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Reflections from the 2019 UK Evaluation Society Conference

In our UKES conference blog this year, Talar Bogosyan explores how evaluation can keep pace in our digital world, Jessica...

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Complex systems thinking in international development

Itad's Ed Hedley reflects on one of the main themes from the 2019 UK Evaluation Society conference, complex systems thinking...

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No time to wait: evaluating the fight against ‘Drugmageddon’

This week, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, called for an Extinction Rebellion-style campaign to raise...

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Reflections on decentralised climate finance from CBA13

I recently witnessed the potential of a funding mechanism that allows indigenous people and local communities to determine how...

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Is open access worth it? Maybe not yet, but we should still do it!

During the impact evaluation of the Millennium Villages project in northern Ghana, we opened up our datasets for wider...

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Linking mine action to development: the need for generating evidence of longer-term change

With the annual UN International Mine Awareness Day on April 4, Jason Collodi and Tom Gillhespy from Itad’s Fragile and...

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Why funders need to practice adaptive portfolio management to support systems change

Much like traditional investors, development funders often manage portfolios of investments. But what does it mean to manage a...

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60 seconds with…Fergal Turner

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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Evaluating transformational change in global programmes that tackle climate change

In this Itad blog, partner Sam McPherson reflects on his trip to the Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant for CIF's...

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Does adaptive programming work in fragile contexts, and why? The case of PERL in Nigeria

We’ve just published a case study based on a fascinating week in Nigeria last summer, exploring what ‘adaptive...

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Changing a Theory of Change: six important lessons from our work with iDSI

In this Itad blog, Laura Hopkins and Stefanie Wallach explore six lessons we've learnt when it comes to changing a theory of...

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How should donors manage adaptively? Market Systems Development as a case study.

Itad has recently completed a strategic evaluation for Sida to help them work through how they can best manage programmes that...