Gender-Based Violence Prevention: A Results-Based Evaluation Framework

In 2019, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), InterAction launched a two-year project to develop a Gender-Based Violence Prevention Evaluation Framework (GBV PEF). The GBV PEF was launched in May 2021 and helps organizations measure and evaluate the outcomes of their GBV prevention work in humanitarian settings around the world.

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Anyone can use, or pilot, the GBV PEF–it’s an open-source document with supporting materials and guidance. InterAction is also providing additional support, training opportunities, hosting a Community of Practice, and helping to document and share learning arising from the piloting phase (2022-2024). If you’re using the GBV PEF and would like to learn more, click below.

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Introduction to the GBV PEF Video


Title of File Language
Gender-Based Violence Prevention: A Results-Based Evaluation Framework English Download
Prevención de La Violencia de Género: Un Marco de Evaluación Basado en Resultados Español Download
Prévention De La Violence Basée Sur Le Genre: Un Cadre D’evaluation Axe Sur Les Resultats Français Download
الوقاية من العنف القائم على النوع الاجتماعي إطار تقييم قائم على النتائ ج العربية Download


The framework is designed for modularity, so each section can be read on its own, without covering the material in the other sections. That said, the relationship between strong project design and good monitoring evaluation cannot be over-stated. For example, a well constructed theory of change (covered in Module 2) will support a well-designed set of monitoring indicators (covered in Module 3). As such, there is some benefit to reading the framework in its entirety.


Gender-based violence (GBV) is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and that is based on socially ascribed (i.e., gender) differences between males and females. It includes acts that inflict physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty. These acts can occur in public or in private.

Throughout this framework, we understand the intended outcome of GBV prevention work to be a reduction in the GBV risk faced by communities and individuals living through crisis.

The GBV PEF is designed for field-based practitioners, HQ level protection/GBV advisors, and any organization with GBV prevention as a declared outcome.

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InterAction launched a Community of Practice (CoP) in February 2022 for those using, or planning to use, the GBV PEF. The CoP serves as an informal and safe space for CoP members to connect with other practitioners using the GBV PEF across diverse contexts and to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences. The CoP allows members to raise questions about the methodologies and tools in the GBV PEF; share challenges they are grappling with and how they are overcoming those challenges; highlight successes; identify opportunities for collaboration with others; and access support and resources from InterAction and fellow CoP members.



Jessica Lenz

Jessica Lenz

Senior Technical Advisor, Protection

Neil Dillon

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Expert (InterAction Guest)


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