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A practical handbook for using prizes to help solve development challenges

While innovation inducement prizes have a historic pedigree, particularly in the early development of aviation, they have only...

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Making the most of 0.5% – what now for the UK aid budget?

The UK government has announced that the 2015 commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on foreign aid will be...

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Steep learning curves in evaluation: The case for gamification

Often the nature of our work as evaluators means that we play the role of the external observer working in a variety of...

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Methodological report – Impact Evaluation of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa region

Large-scale global migration is a growing reality for people across the globe, with 258 million international migrants...

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Improving poverty and disability measures through better data collection: Lessons from WISH

Collecting data for decision-making on personal issues related to sex, income and ability is fraught with complications that...

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A learning-focused assessment of experiences in collecting poverty and disability measures through client exit interviews

Collecting data from service users on personal issues related to reproductive health, living conditions and abilities is...

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How regular outcome monitoring makes WASH programmes more effective

Measuring progress towards WASH outcomes is more difficult and more expensive than reporting outputs, but it is a valuable...

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Adaptations to social and behaviour change communications – WISH COVID-19 Learning Brief #3

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges to social and behaviour change communications on sexual and reproductive health...

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The UK’s approach to tackling modern-day slavery in Nigeria: Five missed opportunities

I recently read the ICAI review of the UK’s approach to tackling modern-day slavery through the aid programme and it led me...

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Tackling human trafficking: Lessons from the Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria project

Modern-day slavery is still a prevalent practice in Nigeria, with Edo State at the centre of human trafficking. The UK...

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Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria Programme and Evaluation

The UK FCDO-funded Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria (SoSiN) programme aims to improve the evidence base on modern slavery and...

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SEEP 2020 Conference: What I learnt about digital Savings Groups

SEEP 2020 was my first virtual conference. While I participated in countless webinars and online discussions, this five-day...

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New publication series kicks off with focus on transformational change

We are delighted to launch our Think Pieces – a new series of publications where we explore the challenging questions that...

Think Piece

Learning to evaluate transformational change – Itad Think Piece 01

We urgently need a low carbon and climate-resilient future. Incremental adaptation may no longer be enough –...

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How can H2H actors develop MEAL ‘systems’?

Humanitarian-to-humanitarian (H2H) actors carry out a range of monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL)...

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Reaching the vulnerable and working in fragile contexts

WASH Results Programme learning brief # 3