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  • Making the Case for the Impact Evaluation of Investment Projects by Development Banks

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    In contrast to commercial banks, whose primary focus lies in financial services for profitability, development banks finance projects that contribute to societal progress. In this article, Dr Nicola Francesconi, a senior economist at KIT Institute, makes the case for adopting more rigorous impact evaluation techniques within development banks. These techniques would allow us to truly […]

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  • Dispatch from: KIT Institute’s Hub in Colombia

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    By Sandra Quintero, Team Lead for KIT Institute’s Colombia Hub In 2023, KIT Institute’s Gender team, in collaboration with the Global Health and Sustainable Economic Development teams, launched a new hub in Colombia. The time is ripe for such a development; Colombia’s government is actively pursuing inclusive policies and is keen to make Colombia a […]

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  • Study at KIT in Summer 2024

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    Experience the vibrant atmosphere of KIT Institute in Amsterdam this summer! Explore specialised courses in public and global health or embark on your Master of Public Health journey. Exciting news: In September 2024, we launch our innovative Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity, redefining the future of public health leadership and action. […]

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  • Paving the way to stop child labour in global supply chains: unlocking the evidence for action

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    Child labour threatens the well-being and development of an estimated 160 million children worldwide. Despite increasing efforts to address the problem, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reports that the number of children in child labour increased between 2016 and 2020. Most of them are involved in agriculture including the production of global commodities such as […]

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  • Dispatch from: The A3 Seed Project in Juba, South Sudan

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    By Lisa de Graaf KIT has been working on the A3-SEED, Accelerating Agriculture and Agribusiness, project in South Sudan with IFDC since 2021. Nicola Francesconi, Sandra Quintero, and I recently travelled to Juba as part of the project. Commercialising the South Sudanese Seed Sector Since South Sudan became a sovereign state in 2011, the country’s […]

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  • Charting the Course of the TB REACH Projects to End TB

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    Although Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, in 2022 alone 1.3 million people died of the disease. The TB REACH initiative of the Stop TB Partnership is the only global mechanism that tests innovative approaches to TB case-finding and prevention services for the most vulnerable to this disease. KIT has been an independent monitoring and evaluation partner for the initiative since its inception in 2010. Over […]

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  • Brewing Equality: Empowering Agronomists to improve Gender Equality

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    Join us for a coffee break with Ana Victoria Portocarrero, senior gender advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Ana Victoria will give us an insight into a programme set up by  Nespresso and KIT that tackles gender inequality in coffee production. This program has been implemented in numerous countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. […]

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  • Sharing our expertise on the cocoa sector at Amsterdam Cocoa Week

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    KIT is delighted to partner with and co-sponsor Amsterdam Cocoa Week! We will kick off the week-long event by hosting an eye-opening session titled, ‘Unpacking the Relationship Between Income and Child Labour in Cocoa’. Over the years, KIT has been actively involved in testing and evaluating strategies to increase household income for farmers towards earning […]

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  • New Master of Public Health with focus on Health Equity

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    KIT Institute proudly presents the Master in Public Health and Health Equity (MPH-HE). This new Master programme organised by KIT and VU University Amsterdam is a mid-career Master of Science programme that will start in September 2024. It is a progressive merger of the Master of Public Health and Master in International Health and combines experience going […]

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  • Study for impact in 2024!

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    Join us at KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam in 2024!  We offer a diverse range of Masters and short courses in public and global health. Our comprehensive curriculum covers topics, from health systems strengthening to gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, and epidemiology.  New Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity […]

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  • KIT materialises the newly established partnership with AKADEMIYA2063

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    AKADEMIYA2063, AGRA and KIT Royal Tropical Institute launched their first joint training course on Impact Evaluation in Kigali in December 2023. This 5-day course involved staff from the three organizations and members of the African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium. “This was not a conventional training course on impact evaluation, but rather a […]

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  • Climate change and global health

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    Climate change has a negative impact on global health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). That’s what KIT experts Irene de Vries, Anke van der Kwaak and Eelco Jacobs say in Planetary Health, a special edition of the magazine ViceVersa. Climate change and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights “Climate change harms almost all […]

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