Africa, Asia: Performance Evaluation of What Works to Prevent Violence

IMC is leading a consortium to evaluate the performance of the What Works to Prevent Violence Programme. The Evaluation Team are carrying out an independent evaluation of research and research uptake stemming from this multi-country study on VAWG.

Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a top priority for the UK Government and DFID, eliminating VAWG is one of four pillars for action in DFID’s Strategic Vision for Girls and Women. DFID’s £25 million flagship ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ research and innovation programme was launched in 2014 and works in 13 countries across Africa and Asia to build the evidence base on What Works to prevent violence in low-middle income settings. The evidence being generated is a global public good, intended to help DFID, developing country governments and international partners everywhere to improve the effectiveness of their efforts to prevent VAWG. IMC is pleased to have secured this high-profile research evaluation project.

IMC is leading a consortium with University of Portsmouth and CommsConsult to evaluate the performance of the What Works to Prevent Violence Programme. The Evaluation Team are carrying out an independent evaluation of research and research uptake stemming from this multi-country study on VAWG in Africa and Asia. The purpose of the study is to verify that the research generated from this programme produces high-quality contextualised evidence and furthermore, to assess how well the research is being used to address VAWG more effectively. Our Evaluation Team comprises gender specialists with expertise in VAWG, as well as research and research uptake experts who have designed a tailor-made research excellence framework with which to assess research produced by the WW programme as well as the steps taken to disseminate these products.

Research will be conducted through key informant interviews, document and literature reviews, case studies and in-country fieldwork to visit various programmes under the DFID VAWG portfolio.

To date, the team have revised the overarching theory of change and logframe, produced a Mid-term Report, two Research Uptake Progress Reports and developed the case study concept notes. Remaining deliverables include a third Research Uptake Progress Report, three thematic case studies and the End-term Evaluation. 

Project Name

Performance Evaluation of What Works to Prevent Violence

project status

2016-2020

Client

UK Department for International Development (DFID)

contact person

Katherine Liakos

Senior Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

katherine.liakos@imcworldwide.com
last updated

May 13, 2019