Deadline: 23 June 2019
Elrha is currently inviting applicants for its “Gender-based violence (GBV) Innovation Challenge: Driving the Adoption of GBV M&E Approaches” to develop a better understanding of the barriers faced by humanitarian actors when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of GBV programmes and to develop solutions to overcome them.
While various monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches have been developed for and by the humanitarian sector, their uptake is low, leading to a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of GBV programmes in emergencies.
GBV humanitarian programming faces significant barriers when it comes to its appropriate prioritisation, resourcing and implementation. Acknowledging this is important as these barriers will all have an impact on the extent to which existing programmes are properly monitored and evaluated.
- Generally between £50,000 and £250,000 per project (total funding available: £500,000).
- The projects will run for between 12 and 33 months and the total duration cover implementation and measurement, as well as a dissemination phase.
Elrha is looking for innovative solutions to overcome the barriers that humanitarian actors face in adopting M&E approaches that measure GBV programme effectiveness. Possible solutions in response to this challenge are expected to fall under one or several of the following operational to systemic categories:
- Solutions to improve the access and usability of the available M&E approaches among GBV in emergencies (GBViE) actors.
- Solutions to improve the capacity of humanitarian actors to use the existing M&E approaches to measure GBViE programme performance at the outcome level.
- Incentives for implementing outcomes-focused M&E approaches.
- Relevant policies and/or mechanisms to enforce them.
- Solutions to change sociocultural attitudes and biases against gendered programming among humanitarian actors.
Elrha is seeking applications from any legally registered entity (eg, INGO, NGO, UN, academic, private company). Successful applicants must work in partnership with a humanitarian actor. Any partnerships can be indicative at the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage but must be formalised when the applicant’s full application is submitted if their proposal is shortlisted.
Successful projects will take into consideration the following points:
- Focus on the adoption/uptake of an effective M&E approach
- Innovative for the System
How to Apply
To apply for the Challenge, fill out the Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Common Grants Application platform via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.elrha.org/funding-opportunity/gbv-innovation-challenge-driving-the-adoption-of-gbv-me-approaches/