Pakistan floods: innovations and guidance for the response.

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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 gender-based violence (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 conducted a review of the M&E practices used.


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

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

The approach to measure the impact of GBV programming and guidelines for evaluation was chosen because of its 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. They are important to justify the continuation or revision of recommended GBV activities/programmes being implemented in diverse humanitarian settings. Effective evaluations are also crucial to capturing lessons learned in order to bridge existing knowledge gaps on GBV and improve implementation.

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


The key outputs of the assignment were:

  • A review and analysis of ongoing monitoring and evaluation practices for humanitarian GBV programming in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe
  • 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 identification of  up to three opportunities for innovation measuring the impact of GBV programming in emergencies.

Read the final report following the link below.

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