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Through our evaluation, learning and strategy services we support our partners to maximise the impact of their research to ensure that it is used, informs learning, and impacts policy and practice. By working on research supply and demand, we help our partners build effective evidence ecosystems that support sustainable development.

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Blog

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...

Report

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...

human trafficking and unsafe migration
Blog

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...

News

Keeping it real: using mechanisms in realist evaluation

A new paper in a special issue of New Directions for Evaluation explores the use of mechanisms within the realist evaluation...

Report

Development of key performance indicators – Final Report

BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) spends part of the overseas aid budget on research and...

Report

Research for Development indicators: A review of funder practice

The Newton Fund and the GCRF are managed by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to promote research...

rice poured into hand
Project

Evaluation of the Global Challenges Research Fund

GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge, world-class research that addresses...

Yannick Vuylsteke

Senior Consultant

Yannick Vuylsteke is a Senior Consultant with over 10 years’ experience in development, governance evaluations and...

evidence during covid 19
Blog

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...

Project

Developing indicators for the UK’s aid spend on research and innovation (GCRF and Newton Fund)

BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) spends part of the overseas aid budget on research and...

Giovanna Voltolina

Research Analyst

Giovanna Voltolina is a Research Analyst at Itad. Her skills include research and analysis, workshop facilitation and data...

Blog

Rapid evaluations: how an evaluation with a quick turnaround can support adaptive management

Adaptive management requires learning as you go. Decisions need to be taken to support course-correction – and they need to...

Report

Evaluation of Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme: Summative Phase Two

The Department for International Development (DFID) invested £54.6 million into a humanitarian innovation and evidence...

Report

Executive Summary: Evaluation of Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme: Summative Phase Two

The Department for International Development (DFID) invested £54.6 million into a humanitarian innovation and evidence...

Blog

The complex reality of evaluation independence

An article in the Guardian got us thinking about the importance of independence in evaluation, and what ‘independence’...

Report

External Review of Enabling the Business of Agriculture

This document describes the findings of an independent review of the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project. The...