We work thematically - ensuring coordination between our research, training, consultancy and programmes.

Themes of work

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INTRAC links development practice with analysis. We aim to work thematically – ensuring coordination between our research, training, consultancies and programmes. Our multi-disciplinary approach affords us unique Woman and child imageinsight into all aspects of capacity building work.

Currently we focus on:

  • The architecture of aid, which encompasses changing aid policies, the relationships between key stakeholders, funding and other patterns as they relate to civil society.
  • The 'Civil Society at a Crossroads?' joint initiative, and involvement in the Civil Society Support Programme Ethiopia - reflecting our ongoing interest in the functions of civil society and how to best support the strengthening of civil society.
  • Monitoring and evaluation. INTRAC has around 12 staff and associates working on the design of M&E systems, reviews of M&E policies of major donors and NGOs, and carrying out evaluations as well as training in M&E. We have organised seven international conferences and numerous regional workshops on M&E.
  • Faith-based organisations and development. As advisers to a range of FBOs INTRAC is now reviewing the essence of what distinguishes being an FBO in the context of development.
  • HIV/AIDS in the workplace. We facilitate a thriving network of researchers and NGO leaders engaged in exploring the challenges of coping with HIV/AIDS in the workplace.