Today, 5 September 2018 we’ve launched a funding call: ‘taking a local perspective on measuring the impact of GBV programming in emergencies’.
This is our second challenge specifically focusing on creating and stimulating innovation approaches to tackling GBV in emergencies, using targeted resources and partnership brokering.
Evaluating impact is challenging; practitioners are constrained by time, funding, skills, and the sector lacks a clear overarching framework for measuring the impact of humanitarian response to GBV. Having better data on the impact of GBV interventions can provide a stronger evidence base for ‘what works’ within GBV programming and support replication of effective services at scale.
Building evidence on the impact of GBV programmes is a complex problem. A fully developed understanding requires both global and more local perspectives to be heard.
Core to Elrha’s commitments as a member of the GBV Call to Action is our ambition to make a significant contribution to this critical, persistent problem faced by the GBV community. Our approach explores problem recognition and ideation at a more local and operational level, and engages with those familiar with, and active in, these settings, for example through the Cluster system. See our HIF Strategy 2018-2020 – in particular section 3 on ‘Local Engagement’.
We are seeking to support up to five Consortia with grants of up to £50,000 each. Our aim is to generate new contextual perspectives and insights to inform and progress the global agenda on GBV.
We aim to open up a critical space for actors working on humanitarian GBV at community, national and/or regional level to reflect collectively on current impact measurement practices in their specific contexts and identify fresh lines of enquiry or approach.
Visit our Challenge page for more information regarding this funding call and how to apply.
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