In order for ITL to fulfil its purpose, not only do we need projects to demonstrate innovative, sustainable approaches to tackling poverty, but we need learnings and insights to be easily shared and understood.
We have recently taken steps to improve structures within ITL to better enable both of these requirements, through new, more intelligent approval and reporting processes. We're already witnessing the fruits of this work and we're looking forward to seeing this continue in the coming year.
We believe that development solutions should come from the lived experiences of people tackling their own development. ITL projects have traditionally been ‘demand driven’, but we also recognise there are gains in being directional, as illustrated in the following examples.
Over the coming year, we will support and challenge staff on the ground to regularly ‘think disruptively’ – to consider how previously neglected groups of people, approaches and organisations could be involved to improve effectiveness of projects.
The ability to share and apply learnings with other Christian Aid programmes will be significantly improved in the coming year, with the new Research, Evidence and Learning hub. This is a brand new space where Christian Aid and partner staff will share best practice across regions and the many expressions of poverty.
All of these initiatives are positioning ITL to grow both in the quantity and quality of our projects across the globe. We're excited to witness with you, our supporters, the impact over the coming year and to take strides towards ending poverty.
Thank you for being part of In Their Lifetime.