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Does adaptive programming work in fragile contexts, and why? The case of PERL in Nigeria

We’ve just published a case study based on a fascinating week in Nigeria last summer, exploring what ‘adaptive programming’ looks like in...

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Video: Adaptive programming in 4 minutes

Adaptive programming uses real-time learnings to inform programme implementation as you go; in the first of two short videos Chris Perry explains...

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Adapting to adaptive programming

I find that my natural scepticism is occasionally interpreted as me being cynical. And a cynic might ask what the difference is. Nevertheless, I...

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Adaptive Programming in Fragile, Conflict and Violence-Affected Settings – What works and under what conditions? The Case of PERL, Nigeria

This case study focuses on PERL (Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn) in Nigeria and draws on a conceptual framework (the ‘adaptive...

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Video: Adaptive programming and COVID-19

The last year has demanded flexible, agile programming to respond to the ever-changing challenges created by COVID-19. In the second of our...

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Norwegian Aid and Adaptive Programming

Towards the end of 2015, Itad’s Organisational Effectiveness theme conducted an evaluation of Norway’s support to public sector capacity...

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Monitoring and Evaluating Flexible and Adaptive Programming

Julian Barr blogs on a DFID internal learning event on Monitoring & Evaluating Flexible & Adaptive Programming, where he presented lessons learnt...

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Adaptive Programming in Fragile, Conflict and Violence-Affected Settings. What Works and Under What Conditions? The Case of Institutions for Inclusive Development, Tanzania

Adaptive Management involves a dynamic interaction between three elements: delivery, programming and governance. This case study focuses on a...

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Adaptive Programming in Fragile, Conflict and Violence-Affected Settings – What works and under what conditions? The Case of Pyoe Pin, Myanmar

This paper examines adaptive approaches in aid programming in a fragile, conflict and violence-affected setting (FCVAS), namely Myanmar. This...

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Adaptive programming for global health security programmes

Lessons from the Public Health England International Health Regulations Strengthening Project

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Adaptive Approaches and Conflict Sensitivity in fragile, conflict and violence-affected (FCVAS) settings – a comparison of approaches

The need to be flexible and adaptive in FCVAS has received attention for nearly two decades under the concept of conflict sensitivity, a concept...

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How should donors manage adaptively? Market Systems Development as a case study.

Itad has recently completed a strategic evaluation for Sida to help them work through how they can best manage programmes that are adaptive and...

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Flexible and Adaptive…How Original

The title of this post relates to how adaptive programming was presented at a recent donor meeting, the aim being to profile a soon-to-be...

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Five key principles for Adaptive Social Protection programming

‘Adaptive Social Protection’ (ASP) came from a realisation that social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation were...

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Evaluation of the market systems development approach: lessons for expanded use and adaptive management at Sida

Itad has been appointed by Sida to undertake an evaluation of its management of the market systems development (MSD) approach. The evaluation...

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Evolving anti-corruption programming amid COVID-19

Drawing from the efforts of implementing partners in adapting their strategies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, this learning brief shares...

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Evaluation of The Market Systems Development Approach: Lessons for Expanded Use and Adaptive Management at Sida

The evaluation of Sida's Market System Development projects focuses on management and organisational capacity.

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A4EA: The Case for an Adaptive Approach to Empowerment and Accountability Programming in Fragile Settings

This A4EA paper brings together three case studies of large Department for International Development (DFID) governance projects in Myanmar,...

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Moving targets and going in circles

Itad's Julian Barr reflects on SAVI, BRACED, and flexible and adaptive programming in international development.

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Is my social protection programme ‘shock-responsive’ or ‘adaptive’?

What is adaptive social protection? How does it differ from shock responsive social protection? Why does it matter? These were some of the...

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The road to impact: how do we ensure that evidence is both useful and used?

How do we use evidence to influence? How can we broker a dialogue with new audiences and create spaces where we can learn from each other?

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Evaluation of the Adaptive Social Protection in the Sahel Programme

Poor and vulnerable people face increased shocks and stresses to their livelihoods. These can be global, such as financial crisis, or localised,...

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The ‘almost revolution’ of thinking and working politically

Itad's Claire Hughes reflects on her afternoon discussing where we have got to with the “almost revolution” of thinking and working...

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Adaptive Social Protection: Independent evaluation of the World Bank ASP programme

This document is the Summary Report of the Synthesis of the second-round evaluation completed by Itad in Oct 2017 as part of the independent...