ITAD is a consultancy company that works in partnership with governments, companies and NGOs to deliver projects and roll-out programmes. Their services include monitoring, evaluation, aid effectiveness, poverty and governance, institutional development and water management.
Major projects firm chooses Metaphorix for major project of their own
ITAD works closely with government and non-government organisations involved in the delivery of major projects and public programmes. With a complex mix of resources across a wide range of countries, project control is essential. In particular, the monitoring of costs and the ability to make changes to keep projects on track was key to their implementation of Dynamics NAV from Metaphorix.
ITAD is a very special consultancy company. They work in partnership with governments, private companies and non-government organisations to deliver major projects, to improve the performance of policies and to support the roll-out of major programmes. The services they offer include the following:
Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation is central to all ITAD’s work. They assist agencies to design, install, manage and review monitoring systems for programmes and projects, country portfolios, public sector management and poverty reduction strategies.
Aid effectiveness is concerned with strengthening donor agency and recipient governments’ efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Poverty & governance
Governance is about the way institutions, rules and systems of the state operate at central and local level. How the state relates to ordinary people has become a central theme in poverty reduction.
Recognised as a key driver for sustainable change, institutional development is integral to all ITAD’s work. They are specialists in the analysis of organisational and institutional processes and in training design and delivery.
ITAD works to improve the stewardship of water through better management practices. They encourage and facilitate new ideas at the delicate threshold between water resource availability and scarcity.
Communication for development
Communication lies at the heart of the challenge of engaging poor people in the decision processes that affect their lives. ITAD is skilled in guiding the process for developing stakeholder platforms and channels through which communication can take place.
ITAD had used OPERA software for many years and it was starting to show signs of age – no longer being able to support the needs of the company and not reflecting the processes they were now using. One result of the growing gap between what Opera offered and what they required was the increased use of spreadsheets. For example, all their project consultants’ timesheets were run on Excel.
The main objective of implementing a new solution was for ITAD to become more profitable. They also wanted better analysis of projects and the ability to look at costs throughout the lifecycle of a project, to help avoid any nasty surprises at the end. They needed a system that would offer them control of their projects, in particular the ability to monitor costs and analyse performance.