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Developing a strategic learning and evaluation system with Fondation Botnar

Today, over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Digital technology is predicted to play an increasingly important role –...

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Three blogs you might have missed in 2020

January is a good time to take stock and reflect on the previous year. Here are some of our blogs you might have missed in 2020.

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Human-centered design in international development: A review of what works and what doesn’t

Human-centered design (HCD) is a creative problem-solving approach that puts the customer or beneficiary at the centre, with the objective of...

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What works in human-centered design in international development

The Savings Learning Lab have published a review of human-centered design (HCD) and how it is applied in international development. The paper...

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Evaluation of Bangladesh WFP Country Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019

This evaluation was commissioned to provide evaluative evidence for accountability and learning to inform the design of the next WFP Country...

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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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Coordination and alignment with relevant global and UK International Health Regulations: Lessons from the Public Health England International Health Regulations Strengthening Project

This is the second Learning Brief to pull out areas of interest to a wide range of people in the global health security sector from the...

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Mid-point evaluation of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) – Final Report

Itad has been contracted by UK-PHRST to conduct an external performance evaluation and independent monitoring (PE&IM) of the programme from...

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Retrospective assessment of the LEGO Play Box Initiative

For the past ten years, LEGO has been donating Play Boxes to children and educational institutions in disadvantaged environments and providing...

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A practical handbook for using prizes to help solve development challenges

While innovation inducement prizes have a historic pedigree, particularly in the early development of aviation, they have only recently been used...

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Developing and refining UNICEF’s Theory of Change and Results Framework for the Strategic Plan (2022-2025)

UNICEF works in the toughest places to protect the rights of every child. Their Strategic Plan targets the key barriers across a child’s...

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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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Steep learning curves in evaluation: The case for gamification

Often the nature of our work as evaluators means that we play the role of the external observer working in a variety of settings and on a wide...

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Methodological report – Impact Evaluation of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa region

Large-scale global migration is a growing reality for people across the globe, with 258 million international migrants globally in 2017. The...

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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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Monitoring progress towards the SDGs and providing digitally-driven solutions for UNICEF’s COVID-19 WASH response

Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to achieve universal access to safe and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene. The UNICEF Eastern and...

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Mid-term review of IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme

Smallholders are on the frontline of climate change. Their livelihoods rely on natural resources that are already affected by variable rainfall,...

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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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A learning-focused assessment of experiences in collecting poverty and disability measures through client exit interviews

Collecting data from service users on personal issues related to reproductive health, living conditions and abilities is fraught with...

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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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Adaptations to social and behaviour change communications – WISH COVID-19 Learning Brief #3

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges to social and behaviour change communications on sexual and reproductive health and rights...

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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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Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria Programme and Evaluation

The UK FCDO-funded Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria (SoSiN) programme aims to improve the evidence base on modern slavery and develop and test new...

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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...