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Gender-Responsive Social Protection Programme evaluation

Social protection for women and girls reduces poverty, improves access to education and health, improves economic opportunities and reduces gender-based violence. The FCDO Gender-Responsive Social Protection (GRSP) Programme generates research and evidence on effective interventions, which then informs their design, and implements social protection systems that deliver better outcomes for women and girls. Itad and Ecorys are evaluating GRSP to provide evidence to improve programme processes, ways of working, knowledge exchange and learning.


The GRSP evaluation generates research and evidence for programme partners and FCDO country offices and teams working on the implementation of gender-responsive social protection programmes (GRSPs). It also supports FCDO programmes delivering technical assistance and facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Learning activities with programme partners.

The evaluation will assess the performance and quality of delivery in:

  • strengthening institutional and human capacities;
  • influencing national governments’ and development partners’ policies, programmes, systems and evidence on gender-responsive social protection;
  • influencing and increasing the financing of gender-responsive social protection by national governments.

Our role

We will identify what has worked and why, and how efforts to strengthen gender-responsive social protection nationally and globally can be improved. We will also provide learning and evidence on the effectiveness of technical advice, research, influencing and capacity strengthening efforts. We will do this by assessing the delivery methods such as contribution analysis and techniques inspired by outcome mapping to review advocacy and influencing impacts from GRSP activities. The evaluation will generate learning for the FCDO, the World Bank, UNICEF and other development partner programmes that provide knowledge and advisory services, such as technical assistance and research to influence policy, programme and systems-level change.


Contact David Walker ( if you would like to discuss this project.


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