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Mobilising private finance into climate change: Webinar shares evaluation lessons

We were delighted to co-host a webinar on 17 March sharing lessons from the portfolio-level evaluation of the UK’s International Climate...

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Gender-Responsive Social Protection Programme evaluation

Social protection for women and girls reduces poverty, improves access to education and health, improves economic opportunities and reduces...

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Learning to go virtual: Our highlights from the WISH Learning Event

In early December 2020, Itad facilitated the annual Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) Programme Learning Event. In our role as Third...

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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 reduced in 2021 to...

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Real-time MEL for the Humanitarian Global Services Programme

The Humanitarian Global Services (HGS) Programme aims to improve the overall performance (quality, delivery and value-for-money of services...

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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 can impede both the...

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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 tool for quality...

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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 to reflect. The...

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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 FCDO-funded Stamping out...

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Delivering sustainable WASH outcomes: Insights from the WASH Results Programme

New series of learning briefs from this large-scale programme share data on outcome achievements, insights on designing outcome focussed...

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Handwashing and COVID-19: The role of data in improving hygiene promotion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of thorough handwashing to the fore in global efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Hygiene...

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The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network: UNICEF Assessment

A continuing trend in international development has been the greater scrutiny of ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) spending, with bilateral...

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The benefits of community-driven development

A new paper published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management explores the costs and benefits of resilience interventions in Myanmar.

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How has COVID-19 affected data quality in the agriculture sector? Highlights on a recent e-Panel

An e-Panel, co-hosted by AVANTI and EvalForward, set out to explore this question. Our panellists, Armand Zoa, Joas Tugizimana and Tim Njagi,...

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Can innovation prizes improve lives for the poorest?

After six years, the UKAid-funded Ideas to Impact programme has come to an end, yielding an impressive amount of lessons on how innovation...

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Mobilising private finance into low-carbon markets: Insights from the UK’s International Climate Finance

To tackle the global climate crisis and achieve a worldwide low-carbon transition, it will be essential to stimulate the growth of...

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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 vulnerable and...

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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 Results Programme.

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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 FCDO. One concern...

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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 objectives. This is...

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Evaluation of the second phase of the Energy, Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland programme

Access to clean and affordable energy remains a barrier to economic development in Somaliland where energy consumption per capita is the lowest...

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Evaluation of the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund

Investment in infrastructure across the Caribbean has supported growth, trade and created new jobs. Ongoing investment is needed to support...

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Provision of MERL Services for CSSF South Asia (2020 – 2022)

The UK’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is designed to provide strategic UK investments that combine a whole-of-government...