Itad Project Update – Winter 2016

Over the last six months, Itad has continued to secure work across all our themes, through which we can drive more effective use of resources in international development.

We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with OPM on DFID’s Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA II), and to working on two Dutch Government evaluation frameworks: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Effect Evaluations, and Impact Evaluations for the FVO, the Dutch Enterprise Agency.

Our Private Sector Development (PSD) theme is now the Learning Partner for the MasterCard Foundations Savings Portfolio. The MasterCard Foundation’s Savings Portfolio currently supports savings group programs in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, applying a variety of different approaches and models for financial inclusion. We are reviewing monitoring, evaluation and learning plans, and refining the approach to evidence generation and learning as the portfolio evolves. The theme will also start work on an Impact Evaluation of the Samarth-Nepal Market Development Programme (NMDP) in March 2017, the first initiative in Nepal to evaluate a programme on an M4P approach.

Expanding our geographical range, our Gender theme is currently evaluating the Australia DFAT Pacific Women programme, which is focused on enabling women and men across the 14 Pacific Island Forum countries to improve the political, social, and economic opportunities for women.

Our Health theme is conducting an independent evaluation of the Fleming Fund country- and regional-level projects for the UK Department of Health. The Fleming Fund supports low- and middle-income countries in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Our FCAS theme have won our first contract with UNHCR, and are conducting an evaluation of UNHCR’s role in leading the Global Protection Cluster, focussing on UNHCR’s performance as Cluster Lead Agency, at both global and country levels.

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) aims to help millions of vulnerable people in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia better adapt to shocks and chronic stresses and invest in a more resilient future. Our Climate Change theme is the Learning Partner in the GRP’s Impact Unit, where we are to designing a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning system to facilitate adaptive and flexible programming and translate robust evidence into knowledge.