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2016 South Sudan: Multi-Country Real Time Evaluation of UNICEF Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programmes: South Sudan Country Report



Author: UNICEF Child Protection Section Programme Division

Executive summary

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Background:

In the past decade, UNICEF has been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and respond to GBV in emergencies, both globally and at country level.  UNICEF HQ is committed to supporting Regional and Country Offices (ROs/COs) to continue to deliver on UNICEF’s mandate to protect children and women from GBV, and ensure the well-being of all children, through consistent and effective GBV prevention and response in emergencies. The Child Protection in Emergencies Team (CPiE), is currently developing a range of resources for COs to use for designing, monitoring and evaluating stand-alone GBV programmes and improved integration of GBV prevention and response across all sectors of UNICEF’s humanitarian response, in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) and other humanitarian standards.  This includes the development of the new UNICEF GBViE Programme Resource Pack (‘Resource Pack’).

To facilitate continuous learning and improvement within UNICEF’s ongoing GBV response in emergency-affected countries and to inform the development of the Resource Pack, the CPiE Team of the CPS, in collaboration with ROs and COs, is undertaking this multi-country evaluation of UNICEF’s GBViE programming. The evaluation is being conducted between November 2015 and July 2016.

Purpose/Objective:

The overall purpose of the multi-country GBViE evaluation is to strengthen UNICEF’s current and future GBViE programming based on real time learning.

The objectives are to:

  1. Assess GBViE programming in UNICEF country programmes using standard criteria for evaluating humanitarian action to generate learning that informs future UNICEF GBViE programming.
  2. Contribute evidence- and practice-based learning to the development of the UNICEF GBViE Resource Pack.
  3. Develop a real-time GBViE programming evaluation methodology that can be used by UNICEF and other GBViE actors.
  4. Develop recommendations to help UNICEF operationalise its organizational commitments to GBViE at HQ, regional and country levels.

Methodology:

The evaluation is based on collection and analysis of primary  and secondary data. Data collection includes document review (at global level and for each mission country); key informant interviews (KIIs) with stakeholders at global, regional and country levels; focus group discussions (FGDs) with programme beneficiaries in country; and field observation by the evaluation team.  As a learning tool for country office personnel, staff are being asked to assess their programming against good practice checklists based on the 2015 IASC GBV Guidelines and the Resource Pack that were distributed prior to and during the field trips.  National consultants are recruited to support the evaluations in each country to ensure that approaches and tools used are culturally sensitive and appropriate, and to support the team with language translation.

Findings and Conclusions:

See attached report.

Recommendations:

See attached report.



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Report information

Year:
2016

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
ESAR

Type:
Evaluation

Theme:
Gender - Gender based violence

Language:
English

Sequence #:
2016/005

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