Between 2016 and 2018, we supported UNFPA to review the results of all its interventions relating to GBV (gender-based violence) and harmful practices (including female genital mutilation, child marriage and son preference) during the period 2012–2017. This was a particularly important evaluation for UNFPA as it was the first time it assessed this broad thematic area in relation to the organisation’s wider focus.
In the evaluation we used a theory-driven evaluation approach centred on contribution analysis in order to assess the extent to which the UNFPA interventions had contributed to the achievement of expected results. We conducted 14 case studies (four of which were in-country: India, Guatemala, Uganda, Palestine; and two of which maintained a regional perspective: Turkey and Thailand). As a result, we developed a series of pragmatic recommendations that were tailored for three different contexts: the corporate level, development programming, and humanitarian programming.
Image: Syrian and Lebanese girls work together to decorate a basket, as part of a psycho-social and gender-based violence support project in southern Lebanon © Credit: Russell Watkins/DFID(Department for International Development)