#IDEAS TO IMPACT

What will Ideas to Impact’s evaluation team know about prizes by 2020?

Ideas to Impact’s evaluators from Itad have been refocusing their prize evaluation plans. In this post, they explain what they hope to be reporting on when the programme draws to a close in 2020.

As you read the posts on this blog, you may spot a recurring theme: stay curious and don’t be afraid to adapt your plans as you learn more about using prizes for …

What has the evaluation team discovered so far about the Ideas to Impact prizes?

In this blog post, Ideas to Impact’s evaluators share their findings from the assessment of the first round of prizes and lessons learnt from evaluating them.

While the Evaluation and Learning team’s main focus will be Ideas to Impact’s longer-term prizes or stage 2, we have been looking at what happened with stage 1 and the whole prize …

Innovation prizes and support to solvers – how much, how little?

Here we discuss the challenges of running innovation prizes for development and the questions around additional support to solvers and value for money. 

Several of Ideas to Impact’s prizes have moved into their longer, implementation stages where the demands on solvers are higher and the potential for positive social change is greater. At this critical point in …

How and when should evaluation be brought into innovation prizes

Previously we shared our thoughts on why prizes for development are interesting for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practitioners and how evaluating them can bring new challenges during evaluation.

In this post, we look at why evaluators may need to adjust their usual approach to working when evaluating prizes for development.

What’s different about the …

Why innovation prizes for development are interesting to evaluate

Itad is working in collaboration with IMC on Ideas to Impact, a DFID-funded programme supporting research and development in climate technologies for developing countries. Itad is leading the design and implementation of Ideas to Impact’s monitoring & evaluation. In this blog, the team share what they’ve found different about monitoring and evaluating …

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 …