Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Gender-Based Violence Interventions Along the Relief to Development Continuum


USAID developed this toolkit to support the implementation of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. It provides guidance to USAID staff, implementing partners and the larger community of international relief and development practitioners on how to monitor and evaluate gender-based violence (GBV) interventions along the Relief to Development Continuum (RDC). The RDC is divided broadly into three phases: (1) the pre-crisis phase, (2) the crisis phase, and (3) the post-crisis phase. The toolkit identifies opportunities for doing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) along the RDC and gives advice on how to address constraints and challenges relating to each phase.

The toolkit is designed to help users to:

  • Determine the effectiveness of GBV programs by adapting and applying teslited M&E practices and tools to collect GBV data and analyze evidence of GBV results.
  • Design and implement an M&E plan for GBV interventions along the RDC.
  • Use M&E information to realign, adjust, improve and institutionalize GBV programs.
  • Coordinate the GBV M&E actions of humanitarian assistance and development actors.

Building on USAID’s standard M&E guidance as well as promising global practices, the toolkit offers a framework defined by guiding principles for the M&E of GBV along the RDC, and core approaches and steps for conducting the M&E of GBV programs.

There are four sections in the Toolkit:

  1. Guiding Principles
  2. Planning for M&E
  3. Implementing the M&E Plan
  4. Using M&E Findings

The Toolkit's annexes offer an array of M&E resources that can be applied to GBV programs, such as a data collection tool, a logical framework matrix, and illustrative indicators for GBV programming with performance reference sheets.