Markets, business and supply chains
Expanding access to economic opportunity is essential for improving lives and livelihoods. Markets and the private sector play a leading role in delivering economic growth and are increasingly expected to do so in a way that is inclusive and sustainable.
There are a number of ways businesses, foundations, governments and communities work to deliver inclusive growth across all levels of society. These include developing inclusive market systems, supporting quality jobs and livelihoods in responsible global supply chains, and working across sectors to accelerate systemic change. Specific areas we cover include women’s economic empowerment, financial inclusion, and sustainable cities and infrastructure.
We work with companies, corporate foundations, investors and donors to accelerate progress in these areas and more. We develop impact strategies, identify baseline needs and evaluate what works and why to help expand economic opportunity and improve lives.
Gatsby Africa: Strategic Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Partnership
Our learning partnership with Gatsby Africa aims to strengthen their ability to learn, adapt and make better programming...
Measurement and evaluation framework for the Estée Lauder Companies’ philanthropic partnerships
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) funds a range of philanthropic programmes globally to improve the wellbeing of people and...
Impact Evaluation of the Samarth Market Development Programme in Nepal
Despite economic growth, remittances from abroad and significant donor support, poverty and inequality remain high in Nepal,...
Monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) programme
Itad has been appointed to deliver the monitoring, evaluation and learning component of SUED to support programme learning and...
Savings and climate resilience – A review of successes and challenges in current programming
Climate change is the most urgent challenge of our time, and the impacts disproportionately affect people living in poverty.
Leveraging high-performing agents to deliver customer value
Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, innovation is transforming how people conduct financial transactions and live their lives.
Samarth-NMDP Programme Final Evaluation Report
This is the final evaluation report of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)- funded evaluation of the...
Nepal Rural Access Programme – CONNECT Component Review
CONNECT is a component part of the Nepal Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3), one of the longest-standing and largest...
Blogs and news
Adapting to changing objectives in M&E: Lessons from measuring work
As M&E practitioners, we’ve seen it happen many times. Learning and accountability objectives change during the course of a...
MSD in disrupted markets: Important lessons from Nepal
Evaluating NMDP-Samarth (Nepal Market Development Programme-Samarth) - Nepal's first MSD (market systems development) programme
Continuing results in development:
the importance of evidence during COVID-19
The COVID-19 (C19) pandemic has had profound effects on lives around the world and will continue to do so for years, if not...
Eyes on a prize for climate information services
The UK Aid-funded Ideas to Impact programme, which is managed by an IMC Worldwide-led consortium, has just launched our...