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WHAT IS THE HUMANITARIAN NEED?

Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria has left many people, whether inside or outside the country, vulnerable to many different forms of GBV.

Despite the reasonable number of organisations working on GBV in the area, the information needed on currently applied M&E practices, gaps, and innovative opportunities for development is still very limited.

This information is needed to successfully assess the impact and outcomes of such programmes, regardless of the presences of obstacles that include the nature of protracted crisis, conservative society, ever-changing dominance-map among fighting groups including extremists, and the highly competitive environment among implementing organisations.

WHAT IS THE INNOVATIVE SOLUTION?

This innovation project is in the problem recognition phase, and therefore aims to provide a deeper understanding of localised GBV M&E approaches.

This project will raise the perception level of stakeholders and organisations supporting GBV programmes by providing a better understanding of the current barriers, methodologies, and opportunities of innovation. It aims to support the development of more effective M&E tools that will support the measurement of the impact and outcomes of such programmes.

It is intended that this project will start with in-depth analysis, joint discussions, reflection, and information sharing. It will end identifying opportunities of innovation that will improve the flow of information, services, and optimal conclusions in M&E.

The additional information this project can provide – such as lessons learnt, success stories, case studies, strengths, weaknesses, and the initial materials and suggestions for M&E training and capacity building – will be helpful for practitioners and implementers and will further enrich the knowledge, studies, and the innovative ideas for those who are interested.

This information is needed to successfully assess the impact and outcomes of such programmes, regardless of the presences of obstacles

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED OUTCOMES?

Outcome:
To provide new context-based perspectives and insights on measuring the impact of emergency programmes on GBV.

Outputs:

  1. To review and analyse the current practices applied for measuring the impact of GBV programmes in the Syrian context
    1.1. Number of Surveys (70 surveys conducted inside/and or outside Syria) targeting GBV working organisations and practitioners.
    1.2. Number of Key Informants Interviews KII (6 inside Syria, and 5 in Turkey) with the same targeted groups.
    1.3. Number of FGDs (4 in Turkey, and 3 inside Syria) with the same targeted groups.
  2. To identify innovation opportunities for measuring the impact of GBV programmes in the Syrian context.
    2.1. Number of innovation opportunities for measuring the impact of GBV programmes are identified (at least three).

The more innovation opportunities the project can identify for measuring the impact of GBV programmes, the more effective and sustainable outcomes and goals we can achieve.

Banner photo credit: MHD. Rasheed/SEMA

Dr Safwan Qassam, consortium project researcher, presenting at the March 2019 workshop. Credit: Rasheed Akhtarini, SEMA.
Abdulwahab Al Ali, Senior GBV Sub-cluster Support Officer (Co-lead) presenting at the March 2019 workshop. Credit: Rasheed Akhtarini, SEMA.

Latest Updates

What have we learned about monitoring the impact of GBV programming?

30 Sept 2019

The consortium reflect on what they have learnt, highlighting increased use of technology and success stories as possible innovative approaches to GBV M&E. Read their recommendations here.

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2019Sept

How could impact be measured to inform the GBV programming process in North West Syria?

5 Aug 2019

In their first blog SEMA explain what is missing in M&E practices for GBV programming in North West Syria, and how they have begun to explore innovative solutions to change this.

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