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Following the floods of 2016/2017 in Sipepa (Tsholotsho), local communities were displaced to higher ground. The shocks were declared a national disaster, calling for different partners to intervene with emergency response strategies.

Humanitarian GBV programmes were implemented as part of this response, however little is understood about their long-term outcomes. In order to measure the impact of this GBV programming, Childline Zimbabwe seeks to research and review the M&E practices used.


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

The project will contribute to transforming practice by addressing gaps and complementing other initiatives in measuring GBV in a humanitarian context.

The suggested approach to measuring the impact of GBV programming and guidelines for evaluation has the potential to assist humanitarian stakeholders to build and disseminate an evidence-base of effective GBV prevention interventions, programmes and strategies.

Evaluation of GBV prevention efforts, especially among Sub-Saharan areas like Sipepa and Chingwizi camp populations, must be given higher priority to justify continuation or revision of recommended GBV activities/programmes being implemented in diverse humanitarian settings. This will also extend to the evaluation where lessons learnt will be used to bridge existing knowledge gaps on GBV evaluation that is informed by implementation.

Evaluation of GBV prevention efforts, especially among Sub-Saharan areas like Sipepa and Chingwizi camp populations, must be given higher priority


The key expected outputs of the assignment will be:

  • A review and analysis of ongoing Impact Measurement practices among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
  • Identification of the key challenges to measuring the impact of GBV programmes in such a humanitarian context
  • An outline of the key challenges of translating data into better programming
  • A sharing of practices that are successfully measuring the impact of GBV programmes
  • The presentation, by ChildLine Zimbabwe and BUSE, of a document with up to three innovation opportunities by end of the assignment
  • A succinct presentation of the suggested approach for exploring these opportunities.

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