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Youth Financial Inclusion: What we’re missing & how can we serve them better

In a recent review of evidence of youth savings initiatives, we found that many studies struggled to disentangle results for youth from the rest of the household and either lacked a definition for youth or used a rather wide age range, making it difficult to understand the impact of savings products and services on them, and how it varies for different age …

A world at risk? A role for evaluators in strengthening Global Health Security.

‘We are not prepared for the threat of a fast-moving respiratory pandemic that could spread across the globe within 36 hours and eventually kill up to 80 million people.’

These chilling words called for action in a recent annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), an independent group of 15 …

Final Evaluation of DFID’s FoodTrade East and Southern Africa Programme

With the conclusion of Itad’s five-year longitudinal evaluation of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) FoodTrade East and Southern Africa Programme (FTESA), we are very pleased to share our report on the Final Evaluation and two accompanying learning briefs: the first on key findings, lessons and recommendations from the evaluation; and the …

My takeaways from working on the Nigeria National Livestock Transformation Plan and Implementation Framework

As part of our work on the Programme to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) in Nigeria, I worked with the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to develop a Strategy Document for the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) 2019-2028, and an accompanying implementation plan. It was a tight turnaround, given that the request came through in November 2018 and the …