#ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

The power of parsimony: why less might be more when it comes to grantee reporting

It’s a moment that many organisations dread: the looming deadline for a report to a funder.

Done well, the process of gathering and making sense of information about a grantee’s work can be a useful learning exercise for both grantee and funder.

Done badly, it is a time-consuming slog to both compile (on the side of the grantee) and wade through (on the …

60 seconds with…Laura Hopkins

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

What’s your job here at Itad?

I am a consultant in the Organisational Effectiveness theme. There are four of us on the team, and we work really closely together on all sorts of interesting things.

What does that …

60 Seconds with…Stefanie Wallach

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

What’s your job here at Itad?

Principal Consultant, leading the Organisational Effectiveness theme.

What does that involve?

A range of work, including being directly involved in conducting evaluations, …

60 Seconds with…Itad’s Health Theme

Our ‘60 Seconds with…’ blogs are designed to provide a quick run down of what our staff do here at Itad. In an exciting new format, we’re talking to the entire Health Theme about what they do…

Who makes up the health theme?

The Health Theme is made up of five people, bringing together a complementary mix of experience and skills covering cutting edge …

The role of capacity assessment in ensuring contextually appropriate capacity support

Towards the end of last year, Itad’s Organisational Effectiveness theme conducted an evaluation of Norway’s support to public sector capacity development.

This is the last blog of a three part series exploring findings from the study.  The first looked at the factors that explain Norway’s success in supporting capacity development, the second focused on …

Assessing the value of evaluations

What’s an appropriate amount of money to spend on an evaluation?  It’s a difficult question to answer. It’s difficult because it depends.

It depends on how big the programme is that you want to evaluate. It depends on the magnitude of the decision the evaluation is contributing to.  It depends on whether the evaluation might generate benefits beyond the …

Norwegian Aid and Adaptive Programming

Towards the end of last year Itad’s Organisational Effectiveness theme conducted an evaluation of Norway’s support to public sector capacity development.

This is the second of three blogs, which explore the findings from the study.  The first looked at the factors that explain Norway’s success in supporting capacity development, this one focuses on how well …

Evaluation of Norway’s support to Capacity Development

Towards the end of last year Itad’s Organisational Effectiveness theme conducted an evaluation of Norway’s support to public sector capacity development.  This is the first of three blogs, which explore the findings from the study.

This first blog looks at the factors that explain Norway’s success in supporting capacity development. The second blog focuses …

Itad Project Update – Summer 2016

Itad’s themes have started some exciting work on projects with a range of clients this year.

The Health theme is leading an evaluation of UNICEF’s efforts to support scale up of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and Paediatric HIV care and treatment programs over the past decade. The theme is also implementing the Fifth Monitoring Round …

Itad announces new Associate Directors

Itad is pleased to announce we have appointed two new associate directors, Rob Lloyd and Robbie Gregorowski. Both Rob and Robbie have been promoted from within the company. They will work closely with the management team across a variety of cross organisational initiatives – covering both internal and external facing aspects of itads’ work.

Rob joined Itad in …

60 Seconds with…Rob Lloyd

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

What’s your job here at Itad?

I’m one of the Associate Directors and I lead the companies’ work on Organisational Effectiveness.

What does that involve?

It involves winning work, managing work, and then trying …

Making Results Systems Work Part 3 – What Drives Evaluation Quality?

While the last two posts in the ‘making results systems work’ series have been looking at result system in a broad sense, today we’ll focus specifically on evaluation.

In the special edition of the Journal of Development Effectiveness we contributed an article on how Norad’s Evaluation Department manages evaluations and whether they do this in a way …

Making Results Systems Work Part 2 – A Framework for thinking about Leadership on Results

Last week, we wrote about the different models of results systems. The focus was very much on the ‘hardware’ of results measurement: processes, systems, structures.  Today we’re looking at the ‘software’ side of things and specifically the role of leadership in creating an effective results measurement system.

Time and time again at Itad we have conduct …

Making Results Systems Work Part 1 – Comparing the Results Measurement Systems of Development Agencies

One of the key areas of interest to the Organisational Effectiveness Theme at Itad is understanding how to make results measurement and evaluation systems work more effectively.  So, when we were approached to contribute two articles to a special edition of the Journal of Development Effectiveness on agency-wide performance measurement systems, and a practice paper …