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What is the humanitarian need?

Humanitarian programming and decisions are driven by data, but there are barriers preventing gender-based violence (GBV) programmes from accessing and using actionable data to inform organisational responses. This project incorporates a tested outcomes toolkit and key performance indicators into a digital public good, the GBVIMS+ case management information system, allowing us to achieve sizable reach in influencing programs, ultimately improving services through quick access to information. This project will impact actors across the GBV sector, reaching more as GBVIMS+ inter-agency rollouts increase.

What is the innovative solution?

By integrating the GBV case management outcome toolkit and key performance indicators into a broadly adopted inter-agency information system, access will increase. IRC will further this initiative by developing guidance and providing coaching to users on how to use this data in programming.

This will strengthen organisational capacity to utilise this information to inform and improve programmes. The presence of these indicators in a standardised system will aid in access. Development of complementary guidance on how to use this actionable data in programmes will allow for easy uptake.

Written and visual guidance will be designed based on user feedback and will be supported by inter-agency efforts. This will ensure incorporation in a platform that denotes broad endorsement and scalable adoption. This is ambitious because of its reach and its inherent inclusion as a new data standard in the GBV sector.

What are the expected outcomes?

IRC will create a bundle of products that will facilitate and stimulate use of GBV output and outcome information to inform programmes. Through software design we will incorporate the GBV case management outcome scales and standardised key performance indicators into an inter-agency information system.

This project will promote the use of this information by developing written and visual complementary guidance on data driven decision making, GBV outcomes and outputs, and data interpretation.

The team will then disseminate and market the products through the Global GBVIMS Group and IRC country offices, through webinars, podcasts, videos and in-person events.


Banner photo: Volunteer community health workers in outreach sessions with rural Syrian and Jordanian clients. Photo: Timea Fauszt/IRC

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