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Itad presents Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation findings with senior policy-makers from Northern Ghana

The Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation (MVEval) will be presenting its findings of the DFID-funded SADA Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana to a gathering of senior policy-makers in Accra on Monday 12 November 2018. The event is one of several the evaluation team is undertaking in-country to share insights and lessons on how strategies to reduce poverty …

Strategic Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Partnership with Gatsby Africa

Itad is pleased to announce a new learning partnership with Gatsby Africa (Gatsby).

Gatsby’s work aims to facilitate economic growth and catalyse large-scale and lasting change in priority sectors, such as cotton in Tanzania. The learning partnership will help Gatsby to strengthen their Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning capacity across the organisation and …

Webinar: Navigating the Evidence on Savings-Focused Financial Inclusion

30th October, 13.00 GMT

Join us for the official launch of the Savings Evidence Map with an interactive demonstration on how to access and navigate the Map and make sense of the most recent evidence on savings initiatives.

As part of the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab, Itad and The SEEP Network developed a searchable, interactive evidence map that …

Statement on the impact evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project

An independent impact evaluation of a Millennium Villages Project (MVP) covering 35 villages in Northern Ghana was led by Itad in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Participatory Development Associates Ghana (PDA Ghana).

The Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval) was funded by the UK Department for …

Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Conference 2018

How are we Measuring up to the Resilience Challenge?

The first-ever conference of the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Community of Practice (CoP), with its sponsors and partners, will bring together RMEL innovators and experts from across disciplines, sectors and geographies; their common passion is generating robust knowledge which enables …

Itad expands leadership team

As Itad continues to grow and evolve its offer and client base, we have expanded our leadership team to include eight partners who will lead on the delivery of our work across our technical areas and provide a more bespoke and focussed service for our clients.

Our partners are:

Tim Ruffer, who will become Managing Partner and oversee the implementation of …

Itad at EES 2018

Join us this week at the European Evaluation Society (EES) Biennial conference, where several members of the Itad team will present work from a variety of our projects.

Wednesday 3rd October

10am, Olympias room. In a session on resilient climate change, Clare Stott will reflect on our work with the Global Resilience Partnership and unpack how evaluation can be …

Email issues 28th Sept – 2nd Oct

Due to a technical issue we have experienced problems receiving e-mails since Friday 28th September at approximately 17:30 (BST).

Although the majority of e-mails are now reaching us, we are aware of some ongoing intermittent issues.  If you have sent an e-mail to someone at Itad since that time then it may not have been received. Please re-send your e-mail if …

Itad at Stockholm Evaluation Week 2018

Itad’s Tim Ruffer was at Stockholm Evaluation Week (SEW), which this year centred around the theme of ‘Evaluation Capacity Development’.

Tim presented findings from our evaluation of Sida’s management of Market Systems Development(MSD) projects.  The evaluation was commissioned with two purposes: (i) to provide recommendations for improvements to …

Itad evaluation offers verdict on Millennium Village Project in Northern Ghana

A major new report, published by Itad on 18th September 2018, details the findings from our five-year evaluation of the DFID-funded Millennium Village Project in Northern Ghana.

Findings were mixed, with positive impacts found in the areas of education, health, and hygiene – however, we found that significant progress was not made overall on reducing levels of …

AVANTI launch

Join us Tuesday 11th September, when, with our partners Helvetas and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), we will officially launch AVANTI – Advancing Knowledge for Agricultural Impact.

AVANTI is an innovative, new IFAD programme that aims to strengthen the ability of national governments to report against the SDGs in the agricultural …

Theme update – summer 2018

It’s been a busy start to 2018. Here, each of our technical themes gives us a quick insight into what their highlights have been so far…

 

Education theme continues to grow

Over the past six months, Itad’s Education theme has welcomed Maria Pomes-Jimenez as a principal consultant and Ignacio Torrano as an analyst. As a team, we are working on a …

Project update – summer 2018

This year, Itad’s technical themes have started work across varied and interesting projects. Read on to find out more…

Itad’s Climate Change theme is implementing an evaluation for the World Bank-funded Climate Investment Fund (CIF) to examine the Transformational Change Learning Partnership undertaken by CIF’s Evaluation and Learning Initiative. The aim …

Itad launches new Impact Investing and Innovative Finance theme

Itad is pleased to announce the formal launch of a new Impact Investing and Innovative Finance Theme, led by principal consultant Charley Clarke.

Our decision to launch a theme focused entirely on Impact Investing and Innovative Finance is in response to emerging trends and challenges in international development. It is estimated that investment in developing …

Webinar: Nigeria turns Purple! Innovative approaches to creating and measuring social norms change: experience from V4C in Nigeria

Thu, May 31, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST

Voices for Change (V4C) sought to strengthen the enabling environment for young women’s empowerment in Nigeria. It did this by taking a norms marketing approach to inspire young people’s attitudinal and behaviour change towards women’s role in household decision-making, women’s leadership, and violence against women …

Itad at the 2018 UK Evaluation Society Conference

Several Itad staff members will be at the 2018 UK Evaluation Society (UKES) conference, which this year is framed around the evaluation cycle, considering the demand for, supply and use of evidence from evaluations.

Spanning the 2nd and 3rd of May, the conference will be opened by Itad Non-Executive Director and current UKES President, Julian Barr.

On …

Capturing Learning in Global Health: Reflections from Itad’s Health Portfolio

Thursday 19th of April 2018 14.45 – 18.00 Itad, Preece House, Brighton

Itad leads a dynamic and exciting portfolio of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) work for global health, spanning the globe. Through our work as learning partners with key development funders and implementers, we are directly putting results into impact. In the past 5 …

The Norwegian Aid Administration’s Practice of Results-Based Management

Itad Associate Director Rob Lloyd was in Oslo on 9th March 2018 talking about our evaluation of the Norwegian Aid Administration’s Practice of Results-Based Management.

The focus of this evaluation, commissioned by the independent evaluation department in Norad and conducted with the Chr. Michelsen Institute, was to understand how RBM works in practice within …

Itad at SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups

As part of our work with the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab, Itad is a conference partner at SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups in Rwanda this May.

Convened by one of the Savings Learning Lab partners, the SEEP Network, the conference is a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they …

Itad at the DCED-BEAM seminar

Itad’s Mollie Liesner, James Robinson and Edward Hedley will be joining policy makers, funders and practitioners to discuss results measurement and market systems development at an upcoming DCED-BEAM seminar in Nairobi.

Drawing on their work from across our Private Sector Development, Markets and Trade theme, they will be presenting in four sessions:

Mollie …