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You can’t achieve system change without investing in advocacy

Drawing from more than 30 Itad evaluations focused on advocacy, we outline the five big lessons we’ve learnt and that we think any funder of...


Learning at the speed of trust: building monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity

Learnings from an innovative programme providing flexible tailored support to meet six organisations ‘where they were’ to build MEL capacity


Tools and Tips for Implementing Contribution Analysis

A learning brief published with the Center for Evaluation Innovation sharing lessons on applying contribution analysis to advocacy impact...


Remote workshop facilitation: Lessons from lockdown

A central part of our work here at Itad is facilitating workshops and creative thinking of all kinds. From putting together theories of change,...


Rapid evaluations: how an evaluation with a quick turnaround can support adaptive management

Adaptive management requires learning as you go. Decisions need to be taken to support course-correction – and they need to be based on evidence.

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Learning from mapping MLE capacity for advocacy

This learning paper pulls together our thinking and provides simple lessons for MEL partners and funders on how to support advocacy grantees to...


Why funders need to practice adaptive portfolio management to support systems change

Much like traditional investors, development funders often manage portfolios of investments. But what does it mean to manage a portfolio, rather...


Changing a Theory of Change: six important lessons from our work with iDSI

In this Itad blog, Laura Hopkins and Stefanie Wallach explore six lessons we've learnt when it comes to changing a theory of change through our...


The power of parsimony: why less might be more when it comes to grantee reporting

Itad's Laura Hopkins and Rob Lloyd identify three key ways in which funders and grantees can work together to reorient the reporting process to...