#WATER

What can we learn from the Government Outcomes Lab?

Learning Advisor Catherine Fisher investigates a new research centre on outcomes-based commissioning and finds plenty of interest for the WASH Results Programme.

You know an idea has traction when the University of Oxford sets up a research centre to investigate it. This is the case for outcomes-based commissioning (aka Payment by Results), which is the focus of …

60 Seconds with…Rachel Norman

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick run down of what our staff do here at Itad. Here is what Rachel had to say…

What’s your job here at Itad?

I am Senior Consultant, providing maternity cover. As part of this role, I am the Deputy Programme Manager for the DFID WASH Results Programme and the Lead Evaluator for the Sanitation …

Can ICTs help citizens to raise concerns over water supply? – Findings from a research project under the making all voices count initiative

The latest World Development Report focuses on Digital Dividends. This is a timely topic in the water sector, where information and communication technologies (ICTs) are seen to have a great potential to help improve the reliability and sustainability of water supply services. But have past ICT initiatives in the sector walked the walk? Our findings, published in the …

Evaluating and Verifying Payment by Results Programmes

Highlights of the discussion about verification and evaluation of Payment By Results in our chat show at the UK Evaluation Society Conference.

A session at the UK Evaluation Society conference in May 2015 compared two Payment by Results (PbR) programmes in different sectors. The discussion revealed that although PbR programmes can be set up in very different …

Introducing DFID WASH Results

By 2015 the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation will be halved (according to Millennium Development Goal 7c.) Yet, millions of people worldwide still lack access to improved water supply and the sanitation target is severely off track.

The DFID WASH Results Programme aims to support poor people to …

60 Seconds with…Katharina Welle

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick run down of what our staff do here at Itad. Here is what Kathi had to say:

What’s your job here at Itad?

I’m a senior consultant working on the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) of water supply, sanitation and hygiene, the use of ICTs in M&E and the CDI.

What does that …