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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), it is only right that we mark World NTD Day and take time to recognise the enormous progress being made in the eradication of NTDs and the progress yet to be made.

Itad is involved in evaluation of two of the world’s largest NTD eradication programmes …

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

With global disease outbreaks becoming increasingly common, the importance of building both the UK and other countries’ capacity to prepare for and respond to outbreaks is becoming ever more apparent. Ensuring that Global Health Security programmes are as effective as possible by conducting thorough utilisation-focused evaluations is potentially a vital component …

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 quality education is important and what this day means for them.

“The right to accessing quality education is viewed by the world as a human right. In the education sector, we are all striving for the same goal: ‘‘to assure every …

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 Betsie had to say…

What’s your job here at Itad?

I am Research Analyst within the Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS) Practice.

What does that involve?

My role is mostly analysis, so it can vary greatly day to day. At …

Three fieldwork tips for junior evaluators

I learnt a lot on my first fieldwork trip with Itad. Working on a case study as part of the DFID-funded Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme, I spent eight days in Nairobi in June 2019 looking into a ‘policy dialogue’ process around decentralised climate finance (DCF) in Kenya. There, I spoke to relevant stakeholders …