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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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 …

BEAM Monitoring Guidance

The BEAM Monitoring Guidance aims to provide an introduction to current thinking and practice in monitoring for programmes using a market systems approach. It is primarily targeted at programme staff who implement these programmes, but it may also be of interest to donors, development finance …

Impact evaluations for market systems programmes

These BEAM Exchange guidelines set out the key steps and considerations for designing, planning and undertaking the evaluation of a programme or intervention that applies a market systems approach (also described as the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach). Programmes using this …

China’s increasing global health engagement

China has historically been a recipient of development assistance and funding, but this is changing with China’s economic development, the country’s continuing rise, and with increasing pressures on aid budgets. Alongside trade, investment and infrastructure, health is becoming an area to …

Causality and attribution in market systems development

Attribution is the establishment of a causal link between (parts of) an observed change and a specific intervention. Attribution is a key requirement of any monitoring and results measurement (MRM) and evaluation activity. Donors require programmes to show whether, and to what extent, the results …

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