The Collaborative Urban Resilience Exchange: lessons on informal settlement data and partnership building

After a three-day learning exchange focused on city resilience, urban development planning and informal settlement upgrading, what have we learnt about informal settlement data, community knowledge and partnership strengthening?

The Collaborative Urban Resilience Exchange took place in Cape Town, from 16–18th July 2018, as part of a collaboration between Slum …

Design for Health: the role of data and evidence

In this blog, Itad’s Senior Consultant, Emma Mulhern, describes her initial impressions of Design for Health, a joint venture by both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact.

In Design for Health, I’m really excited about the opportunities presented by using data and evidence to progress towards an end vision: to …

Mixing, matching and modifying methods in realist evaluation: should we be purists or pragmatists?

At Itad, we see choosing an evaluation approach as an art as much as a science: there’s always a lot to consider. As a result, our evaluation designs are often hybrids, drawing on a range of different approaches in order to tick all the boxes.

In fact, deciding which approach to use means considering the interplay between the evaluation questions, the …