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Politically smart programming

We provide research, analysis and strategic advice to help our partners better understand how the broader political environment influences and impacts the success of an initiative. We enable our partners to develop approaches that apply everyday political thinking to achieving policy and programme outcomes.

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Design of the Democratic Governance Facility

Itad’s Richard Burge led an eight-person team to design a five-year multi-donor governance programme in Uganda. Working...


Six things that help grant-makers learn and adapt

There’s an emerging body of literature identifying key strategies that can both improve learning and enable adaptive...


Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) – Engaged Citizens

The Engaged Citizens pillar within PERL (Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn) Nigeria supports citizens to engage more...


Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) – Accountable, Responsive and Capable Government Pillar

Although Nigeria has made progress with socio-economic development in recent years, about 90 million people - roughly half...


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...


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...


Monitoring and Evaluating Flexible and Adaptive Programming

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


The State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC)

Itad was a core member of the HTSPE-led consortium managing the SPARC programme, providing technical direction on monitoring...