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Rapid evaluations: how an evaluation with a quick turnaround can support adaptive management

Adaptive management requires learning as you go. Decisions need to be taken to support course-correction – and they need to be based on evidence.

 

We often think about monitoring for adaptive management, making sure we are aware of the changes in a particular metric so that we can base decisions on whether something has improved, worsened, or stayed the …

Checking in With the Savings Evidence Map

The Savings Evidence Map was launched in 2018 as part of the Savings Learning Lab activities. The first annual update just added 37 new resources on evidence, bringing the total number of studies included in the map to 299. The overall distribution and characteristics of the evidence have not significantly changed since the first mapping. Studies documenting …

60 seconds with…Ruth Sherratt

Our ’60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick rundown of what our staff do here at Itad. Here is what Ruth had to say…
What’s your job here at Itad?

I am a consultant working mainly for the Health theme within the Human Development practice

What does that involve?

Currently most of my work is within evaluations around Global Health …

Adaptive Approaches and Conflict Sensitivity in FCVAS – a comparison of approaches

The need for flexible, adaptive approaches in development assistance is increasingly accepted, and over recent years, a number of related tools, approaches and ways-of-working have been developed: Thinking and Working Politically, Adaptive Management, Problem-Driven Iterative Approaches. But does the term ‘adaptive programming’ risks being used to designate all …

60 seconds with…Itad’s Inclusive and Sustainable Business theme

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick rundown of what our staff do here at Itad. To celebrate their launch, we’re talking to Itad’s new Inclusive and Sustainable Business theme about what they do…

Why a theme for Inclusive & Sustainable Business?

Businesses are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their responses to …

From compliance to love with MEL: Supporting busy advocacy organisations to embrace monitoring, evaluation and learning

Over the past year, Itad has provided tailored capacity-building support in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) to six advocacy organisations which focus on the Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria replenishment. At the start of the project, we developed a bespoke framework for advocacy grantees to self-assess MEL capacities in their …

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

It’s no secret that we have entered a pivotal time for Climate Change. In October last year, the UN issued a report stating that there were only 12 years left to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C, with so much as half a degree above this target having disastrous consequences for our planet.

Itad is a socially-conscious organisation who is committed to …