#INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Why we are passionate about education at Itad?

To mark International Day of Education we asked three of our evaluators to reflect on their work on this topic, why access to quality education is important and what this day means for them.

“The right to accessing quality education is viewed by the world as a human right. In the education sector, we are all striving for the same goal: ‘‘to assure every …

60 seconds with…Betsie Lewis

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick rundown of what our staff do here at Itad. Here is what Betsie had to say…

What’s your job here at Itad?

I am Research Analyst within the Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS) Practice.

What does that involve?

My role is mostly analysis, so it can vary greatly day to day. At …

Nobel prizes and methodological wars. But are we using enough evidence to end poverty?

We were pleased to see development economists Michael Kremer, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo win the Nobel prize for economics this week. Their work has done a lot to raise awareness of development evaluation and the need for better evidence to address global poverty.

Of course, they are not alone: there are others who take a different view, such as Nobel prize …

Careers in Evaluation and Consulting

Last week I was at the University of East Anglia, having been asked by Maren Duvendack (one of the UEA members of the Centre of Development Impact) to talk at the School of International Development (DEV)’s careers event.

This event is one of a number of activities DEV puts on to support its students in thinking about careers and life after DEV. The audience was …

Itad Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On Friday 21st November, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary with an event at The Grand Hotel in Brighton – an afternoon of technical talks on Itad, international development and evaluation was followed by a drinks and canapés reception.

Our afternoon of technical talks was kicked off by Itad co-founder, Derek Poate, who reflected on the many transformations …