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Synergies in SDGs: How holistic monitoring can support global goals

The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) promote human rights, equality and empowerment – especially for women and girls – peace and prosperity.

There are 17 goals (and 169 targets) harmonised across economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. They range from ending hunger and malnutrition to providing universal access to …

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 economics this week. Their work has done a lot to raise awareness of development evaluation and the need for better evidence to address global poverty.

Of course, they are not alone: there are others who take a different view, such as Nobel prize …

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 ex-post evaluation of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Expanding Financial Inclusion (EFI) programme and believe we’ve found some key lessons that make the case for more ex-post evaluations.

We’ll be sharing learning from the evaluation …

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 them reflect on why they decided to march.

“I joined the global climate strike to put pressure on policymakers to do more to protect our environment for future generations and to conserve our planet’s delicate ecosystem. To quote Ami …