#CO-CREATION

The complex reality of evaluation independence

A recent article in the Guardian explored serious concerns raised in the journal BMJ global health about major development funders such as DFID exaggerating the impact of their programmes or ‘gagging’ evaluations when they aren’t as positive as expected.

As a company that does a lot of evaluation for the UK government, including DFID and the FCO, it provoked …

Recommendations…to co-create and or not to co-create?

Utility-focused evaluation, an Itad mantra… because if the findings we produce aren’t being used then why are we doing what we do? As part of our efforts to make our work more useful for donors, implementing organisations and, ultimately, the people we’re trying to help, we are increasingly adopting a co-creation approach to the ‘recommendations’ aspect of …