Knowledge products

As consultants, much of our work is found in client reports, which may or may not be in the public domain. These knowledge products are the opportunity to make available Itad’s thinking and knowledge, collected from across our projects. There is a range of material here, including working papers, think pieces, academic articles, project publications, and webinars.

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What works for Social Accountability? Findings from DFID’s Macro Evaluation

A wide-ranging evaluation of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) support to social accountability initiatives has found that service delivery is improved when local citizens are informed and learn about their rights and entitlements and have the opportunity to engage in …

Improving national statistics in Kosovo

In Kosovo’s tourism sector the availability of accurate national statistics and capable national bodies charged with collecting it, is problematic. This case study describes why and how the Promoting Private Sector Employment (PPSE) programme in Kosovo assessed the information gap and formed a …

Applying multipliers to tourism in Kosovo

Most programmes face challenges in assessing and reporting the wider impact of their interventions. In the tourism sector, many programmes aim to improve the supply side (attractions, facilities) as well as the demand side (destination marketing). The effect of more tourists arriving, staying …

Rethinking systemic change – discussion paper

This discussion paper briefly presents the key messages from the literature review and seven principles drawing from this literature. The principles can be used by market development practitioners, including technical advisers in donor organisations, programme designers and team leaders, to shape …

Rethinking systemic change – technical paper

This technical paper provides an in-depth review of the fields of evolutionary economics, new institutional economics and complexity and social change. It is argued that economic development is a complex, non-linear and continuous evolutionary process. Both market and non-market institutions …

The impact of programmes that use market systems approaches

Market systems approaches have now been used in a wide range of countries and contexts to promote growth in jobs and income, improve access to services for poor people, and reduce poverty. In spite of this broad use, debate continues on impacts, and the benefits that market systems approaches …

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