#RESILIENCE

Itad publishing highlights for 2019

Itad has produced a range of publications in 2019, from project reports to learning notes and interactive microsites. With an aim to make sure that the evidence we built on what works, why and for whom in international development is as useful and useable as possible, we are always looking for new ways to publish and share our findings – the below list showcases …

Resilience Insights: Lessons from the Global Resilience Partnership

A new Itad and Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) report explores the latest evidence on how resilience approaches are helping some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people to move from protracted and recurrent crises to longer-term sustainable development. With insights from across the breadth of GRP, this evidence will be used to inform future …

Itad at SAMEA 2019

Itad will be at this year’s South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) Conference – held in Gauteng, South Africa, from the 21st to 25th October 2019.

We have co-organised the Climate Change and Resilience strand at this year’s conference, in conjunction with WFP and Genesis Analytics. The strand will look at the big picture of climate change in …

Building resilience from BRACED to BRACED X: final findings published

After four years as part of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme Knowledge Manager consortium, and an additional year working on sustainability through BRACED-X, Itad is proud to announce the publication of our final synthesis reports, ‘Routes to Resilience: Insights from BRACED to BRACED-X’ and ‘Resilience …

Too complex to measure? Exploring the dynamic processes of resilience and recovery

Resilience measurement is complex. Yet measuring resilience helps to build crucial evidence about how and why resilience is being strengthened, for whom, and in which contexts. This builds our knowledge to inform, tailor and improve development interventions to support processes that lead to better resilience outcomes.

Different understandings of what makes …

Thoughts from the International Association for Impact Assessment conference

I attended and presented at the International Association for Impact Assessment conference last week in Montréal, where this year’s theme was “Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change”.

Most participants focused on environmental impact assessment (EIA) around extractive industries and infrastructure and, as a …

Adaptive social protection: linking theory to reality on the ground

In their recent Working Paper[1] on Shock responsive Social protection, Oxford Policy Management (OPM) suggest that Social Protection (SP) is often seen as “intrinsically intended to be shock-responsive in the sense that it should support people in the event of a shock or help to mitigate their susceptibility to shocks”.

The OPM paper also points out that this …

Can we learn from system level social protection interventions?

Influencing change at the system level is often very difficult to do, requiring different inputs in different contexts. It is also very difficult to evaluate, as the effects of interventions that seek to make changes at system and policy levels are difficult to disentangle from changes that occur outside the intervention.

An attempt at providing an answer to this …

Better understanding and measuring resilience

The concept of ‘resilience’ has gained a lot of attention in the development sector recently, attention which has translated into large scale investment in resilience building programmes and partnerships (See DFID BRACED, Global Resilience Partnership, USAID). There has been much lively debate about how best to conceptualise resilience in the context of …