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Routes to resilience: Insights from BRACED year 2

BRACED projects cover a wide range of issues, from securing, servicing and promoting trans-border livestock mobility across the Sahel, to sharing skills and technology to improve the uptake of climate information in Ethiopia, to supporting smallholder farmers in Nepal to take advantage of economic opportunities and investments in climate-smart technologies.

Itad, …

Project update – Winter 2017

Our technical themes have started work across varied and interesting projects over the last six months, here we look at some of the highlights.

Climate change theme broadens work on measuring resilience

Itad’s Climate Change theme are conducting a Strategic Evaluation of the World Food Programme’s Support for Enhanced Resilience. Through this evaluation, we …

Theme updates – Winter 2017

It’s been a busy 2017 across the company. Here, each of our technical themes gives us a quick insight into what their highlights have been.

BRACED team publish two new papers

The members of the Climate Change theme working on BRACED have spent the last 6 months analysing and synthesising qualitative evidence from year 2 of the programme. The findings have …

Centre for Development Impact Update – Winter 2017

The past six months have seen some exciting changes at the Centre for Development Impact (CDI).

We welcomed our new director, Giel Ton, who, as a research fellow at IDS brings with him significant experience in the design of mixed-methods impact evaluations in agricultural value chains and private-sector development, and new deputy director, Rachel Eager, who, as …

Itad at the Joint Evaluation Conference

The Itad team are excited to be attending the Joint Evaluation Conference in Guanajuato, Mexico, organised by ReLAC, REDLACME and IDEAS.

The theme of the conference is ‘Evaluation for the Sustainable Development Goals: transforming life through global and regional partnerships’, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Itad’s Vicky Sword-Daniels …

Collaborative Resilience Evidence and Action in Cities

Itad, in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) and Slum Dwellers International (SDI) has been awarded a grant to explore resilience planning processes within cities. The project will pilot ways to strengthen the connections between city-level resilience planning and slum dwellers through integrating SDI’s Know Your City data into the 100RC Resilience …

Itad at 15th annual Development and Climate days

Itad’s Vicky Sword-Daniels and Robbie Gregorowski will be at the 15th annual Development and Climate days event at COP23 held alongside the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany. More than 300 policymakers, researchers and development practitioners are expected to attend the two-day event, which has the theme ‘Global ambition. Local action. Climate resilience for …

Itad at American Evaluation 2017

Itad’s Rob Lloyd and Andrew McConnochie are at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, where they will be joining in discussions around the conference theme of ‘from learning to action’.

Rob will be leading two sessions on Friday 10th November:

At 11am in Madison B room, he will be sharing insights from our impact evaluation of DFID’s …

The role of evidence in a changing world

Many citizens (especially in Africa and Asia) have been left behind by the growing global economy and technological innovation. This rising inequality is further advanced by conflict, insecurity and migration.
In the US, UK and Europe – especially following the Brexit vote and the Trump presidency – we have seen the policy space polarised with an increasing …

SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups

As part of our work with the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab, Itad is supporting SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups, convened by The SEEP Network.

SG2018 will take place in Rwanda, from the 22nd to the 24th May, and will offer a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in …

GPSA webinar: What works for social accountability? Findings from DFID’s Macro Evaluation

4th October, 3pm BST.

In 2014 DFID commissioned Itad, through the e‑Pact consortium, to undertake a macro evaluation of its Empowerment and Accountability policy frame, which came into effect in 2011. The analysis focussed on social accountability approaches to E&A and worked to generate learning from DFID’s project portfolio about what works, for whom, in …

BRACED: Introducing the Resilience Exchange

BRACED is helping people become more resilient to climate extremes. As part of our monitoring, evaluation and learning role with the programme’s Knowledge Manager, Itad is supporting knowledge generation and lesson learning and has contributed to a new flagship report, the Resilience Exchange (Rx).

The RX shares what the 120+ organisations involved in BRACED …

‘Catalyzing Transformative Change’ – Itad at the SEEP Network Annual Conference

This October Itad will be joining development practitioners, funders, researchers and private sector actors at the 2017 SEEP Network Annual Conference in Washington DC. Under this year’s theme, ‘Catalyzing Transformative Change’, we will be contributing to sector understanding of approaches that bring about large scale positive change in markets and financial …

Itad joins GPSA as Global Partner

Itad has joined the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) as a Global Partner. In doing so, we have joined organisations from around the world to further GPSA’s aims and participate in knowledge exchange.

More information about the GPSA:

Established in 2012 by the World Bank’s Board of Directors, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability …

Project update – summer 2017

During the first half of 2017, Itad has continued to start new work with a range of clients, across our themes.

The health theme is working with UNICEF on a formative evaluation of their health systems strengthening (HSS) approaches. They are examining two separate but inter-related domains of UNICEF’s engagement in HSS – how UNICEF as an organisation is …

Northern Ghana Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation: Preliminary Report on the Fourth Round of Data

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has been designed to demonstrate how an integrated approach to community-led development can translate the international Millennium Development Goals into results. The project in northern Ghana is one of several projects instigated over the past 10 years, which together are set to reach nearly half a million people across 10 …

Centre for Development Impact Update – Summer 2017

We’ve had a busy start to 2017 at the Centre for Development Impact.

We ran a short course at the Institute of the Development Studies on ‘Designing Effective Ways to Evaluate Impact’ and had a fantastic group of participants who enjoyed exploring alternative causal thinking and different design choices to address real-life evaluation challenges. The School …

We’ve moved!

Itad is excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in central Hove.

We’ve spent 12 years in English Business Park, and our offices have served us well but are no longer fit for purpose (even though we’ve been lucky to have been able to move into neighbouring units as our company has grown over the last few years!)

Our new space has given …

Final report: Impact evaluation of the DFID Programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh

Itad, as part of a consortium with the Institute of Development Studies, the International Food Policy Research Institute, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, and the Center for Natural Resource Studies, delivered a process evaluation and cost-effectiveness assessment as part of the wider impact evaluation of an innovative hybrid programme linking …

Itad at the 2017 UK Evaluation Society conference

Several staff represented Itad at this years’ UKES conference on ‘demonstrating and improving the usefulness of evaluation’. They spoke on a range of subjects from the utility of evaluation to the role of accountability and learning in evaluation.

On Wednesday, Greg Gleed discussed recent Itad projects that have evaluated the quality and utility of …

Itad launches new Gender and Empowerment theme

Itad is pleased to announce the launch of a new Gender and Empowerment Theme, led by principal consultant Claire Hughes.

Our decision to launch a theme focused entirely on Gender is significant. We have worked on gender projects for several years but they formed part of our wider Empowerment and Accountability theme, so promoting gender equality didn’t always …

New household data from Ghana project available for re-analysis

Are you looking for an interesting research project where you can undertake your own analysis of existing datasets? If yes, then some of our evaluation data might help!

What

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) was created to explicitly demonstrate how the Millennium Development Goals could be achieved at the local level, using an integrated and scaled-up set …

New BEAM Exchange platform

As part of our work with the BEAM Exchange, we have launched a new platform for practitioners to share and read stories of challenges to monitoring and results measurement on programmes applying a market systems development approach.

The platform provides a space for programme-to programme learning, to support the community by sharing stories of the challenges …

Adolescents 360 – Baseline Survey Request for Proposals, Ethiopia

Itad is seeking a service provider to conduct a baseline survey for the Adolescent 360 (A360) programme in Ethiopia.

The survey will be undertaken on behalf of Itad, who leads the consortium for the evaluation, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), which leads the outcome evaluation for the programme. More information can found in the …

Adolescents 360 – Baseline Survey Request for Proposals, Tanzania

Itad is seeking a service provider to conduct a baseline survey for the Adolescent 360 (A360) programme in Illemela District in Mwanza Region, Tanzania.

The survey will be undertaken on behalf of Itad, who leads the consortium for the evaluation, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), which leads the outcome evaluation for the programme. …

Adolescents 360 – Baseline Survey Request for Proposals, Nigeria

Itad is seeking a service provider to conduct a baseline survey for the Adolescent 360 (A360) programme in two states of Nigeria.

The survey will be undertaken on behalf of Itad, who leads the consortium for the evaluation, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), which leads the outcome evaluation for the programme. More information can …