The GRP is an independent partnership of public and private organisations that have joined forces to promote a sustainable and prosperous future for all, with a focus on the most vulnerable people and places.
Itad is a GRP learning partner. In this role, we have helped to develop the monitoring and evaluation system GRP grantees use to report progress and we also worked closely with both grantees and the GRP secretariat to produce robust evidence to demonstrate the contribution made by grantees to the resilience of some of the world’s poorest people.
Itad revised the GRP theory of change and produced an overarching MEL system designed to facilitate adaptive and flexible programming and is focused on translating robust evidence into knowledge as to what works and what doesn’t in strengthening resilience. The MEL system includes a bespoke and engaging Management Information System, developed by Itad and its partners. This is both an internal management tool to easily track grantee progress and also an outward facing ‘Solutions Platform’ which provides an opportunity for organisations to submit proposals about innovative ways to tackle climate change and other global threats to people’s resilience.
A number of knowledge products have been developed and shared with a variety of audiences at globally important meetings and conferences including: Community Based Adaptation Conference in 2019, Resilience Measurement Evidence and Learning Conference in 2018, European Evaluation Society conference in 2017. Most recently, Itad developed the Global Resilience Insights report as well as an innovative ‘microsite’ (http://grpinsightsreport.info/) which distils and illuminates the most important and compelling evidence from across the Partnership. This was formally launched at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit in New York in September 2019.
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