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UK aid
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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...

Ed Cuzner
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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...

evidence gap map shown on mobile phone and laptop
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Access to SRH services for persons with disabilities: mapping the evidence

A growing body of evidence shows that persons with disabilities have historically been denied their SRH (sexual and...

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Looking ahead: Opportunities for the Global Partnership for Education

Delivering on the promise of quality education for all is more urgent and challenging than it ever has been. As we enter the...

COVID-19
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As global health players pivot to COVID-19 responses, we need coordinated, real-time, formative evaluations

An estimated $15.9 trillion has been mobilised to respond to the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of...

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Conflict and coronavirus: What the pandemic means in fragile settings

While all of us at Itad grapple with the impacts of COVID-19 on the countries where we work, for those of us working on...

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Remote workshop facilitation: Lessons from lockdown

A central part of our work here at Itad is facilitating workshops and creative thinking of all kinds. From putting together...

epidemics and NTDs
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Epidemics and NTDs: Avoiding further neglect

Previous epidemics have taught us that essential services such as access to NTD (neglected tropical disease) programmes can...

evidence during covid 19
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Continuing results in development:
the importance of evidence during COVID-19

The COVID-19 (C19) pandemic has had profound effects on lives around the world and will continue to do so for years, if not...

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Evaluation at the humanitarian-development nexus: Lessons from the DRC

Having only joined Itad in late 2019 as a research analyst, I was eager to get out into the field and explore the world of...

family planning
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COVID-19 and sexual and reproductive health: Lessons from Zika and Ebola

The need to rapidly learn from previous experience and evidence on sexual and reproductive health in epidemics is now an...