We want the resources invested in international development to deliver the best possible results for the poor.
Through our innovative consultancy services in monitoring and evaluation we provide the insight and ideas to ensure that they do.
We work to make international development as effective as possible and ultimately to improve more lives. We have done so since 1984.
This means giving organisations the information and insight they need to make development work smarter and produce better results.
It is complex, meticulous monitoring and evaluation work involving many different stakeholders across many different scenarios - exactly the kind of challenge on which we thrive.
Department for International Development
DFID, the Department for International Development: leading the UK government’s fight against world poverty.
Since its creation, DFID has helped more than 250 million people lift themselves from poverty and helped 40 million more children to go to primary school. But there is still much to do.
1.4 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day. Problems faced by poor countries affect all of us. Britain’s fastest growing export markets are in poor countries. Weak government and social exclusion can cause conflict,
threatening peace and security around the world. All countries of the world face dangerous climate change together.
DFID works with national and international partners to eliminate global poverty and its causes, as part of the UN ‘Millennium Development Goals’. DFID also responds to overseas emergencies. DFID works from two UK headquarters in London and East Kilbride, and through its network of offices throughout
From 2013 the UK will dedicate 0.7 per cent of our national income to development assistance.
SQW Ltd is a leading independent provider of research and advice in economic and social development. We work with clients across public, private and voluntary sectors to research, develop, implement and evaluate initiatives across a wide range of policy domains.
Evaluation is always important, but especially so in tight financial times when it is vital to learn from past interventions in order to maximise value for money and enhance delivery in the future. We work for clients in the UK (at national and local levels) and internationally on assignments spanning the full evaluation cycle. This includes ex ante, interim and ex post evaluation studies, as well as providing training and advice on evaluation methodologies and frameworks, developing and implementing monitoring systems, and carrying out syntheses of existing evidence.
Our approaches to monitoring and evaluation draw on our knowledge of recognised guidance and good practice, and are informed by current debates within the evaluation community. We seek to push the boundaries of evaluation and contribute to these debates through engagement with clients and practitioners within the policy arena.
More information on our evaluation practice can be found on our website.
We undertake evaluation across the full range of our expertise with our core areas covering Innovation, Spatial Development, Children and Young People, and Service Integration and Personalisation. This breadth of expertise is one of our strengths: it enables us to draw learning from different contexts; it means that we can transfer evaluation practice across domains; and it equips us to work in an integrated way. More information on our expertise areas can be found on our website.