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Recovering better from COVID-19: Lessons from WASH and protracted crises

Globally, people living in protracted crises represent the ‘last mile’ in terms of reaching the SDGs — they are the most...

Report

Global Evaluation of UNICEF’s WASH Programming in Protracted Crises, 2014–19

This Global Evaluation of UNICEF’s WASH Programming in Protracted Crisis (WiPC) is the first UNICEF global thematic...

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Designing effective verification systems for Payment by Results contracts

New series of publications shares practical guidance for third-party verification services based on learning from the WASH...

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Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects – Compass PE2 Final Report

International Climate Finance (ICF) is a core component of the United Kingdom’s contribution to developed countries’...

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Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects – Compass PE2 Technical Report

The United Kingdom (UK) is firmly committed, alongside other developed countries, to contribute to the mobilisation of US$100...

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Executive Summary: Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects – Compass PE2 Final Report

This is the executive summary of the Compass PE2 final report 'Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects'.

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Webinar to share insights on savings and retail banking in Africa

An upcoming webinar, taking place on 11 August and hosted by the SEEP Network and the Mastercard Savings Learning Lab, will...

UK aid
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Balancing the UK’s development objectives and national interest: Three lessons for the FCO/DFID merger

There has been wide-ranging debate over the last weeks about the UK Government announcement to merge DFID and FCO into the new...

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MSD in disrupted markets: Important lessons from Nepal

Evaluating NMDP-Samarth (Nepal Market Development Programme-Samarth) - Nepal's first MSD (market systems development) programme

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Measuring political access and influence in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Understanding political context and the influence of political interests is critical in delivering national and development...

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Virtual Innovation Challenge: Driving inclusive and resilient savings groups

The SEEP Network, with support from the Savings Learning Lab, is hosting a virtual Innovation Challenge on 29 July.

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Reasons to love L&D: empowering young professionals at Itad

Starting out at a new company can be a challenge for all of us, let alone if embarking on our first role in M&E. Research...

Ed Cuzner
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60 seconds with…Edward Cuzner

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick rundown of what our staff do here at Itad. Read the latest...

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Evaluation of the World Food Programme Gender Policy (2015-2020)

The WFP (World Food Programme) Gender Policy (2015-2020) was approved in May 2015. The evaluation provides evidence, analysis...

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2018-19 Global leap off-grid cold chain challenge

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) was launched in August 2018 as part of the Ideas to Impact programme to...

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Building partnerships for global change: Lessons from the China-UK Global Health Support Programme

China is at the centre of many current debates about global governance and will play an important role in global affairs in...