Final Evaluation: Prevention+ Programme

Rutgers, Sonke Gender Justice and Promundo US

The Clients

Rutgers, Sonke Gender Justice and Promundo US.


The Challenge

Prevention+ was a five-year, multi-country programme envisioning a world where healthy, respectful, and equal relationships between men/boys and women/girls are the norm. The programme was active in Indonesia, Rwanda, and Uganda, as well as in parts of the Middle East and North Africa region, running from 2016 to 2020.

The programme comprised of evidence-based programming at a large (multi-country) scale, working across the four socio-ecological levels (individual, community, institutional and government levels) in order to contribute to the sustainable transformation of gender norms and practices at all levels of society. In doing so, the programme worked toward a gender just society, reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and improving women’s self-reliance and economic, social and political participation. 

You can read more about the Prevention+ programme here.

“inFocus did a great job for us conducting our external end evaluation of the Prevention+ Programme during 2020. Rutgers definitely recommends!”

Harald Kedde - rutgers

The Project

inFocus conducted a Final Evaluation of the Prevention+ Programme during 2020 – the programme’s concluding year – and prepared a comprehensive report outlining findings, conclusions and recommendations.

The report is both summative and formative in its purpose – aiming to provide both an account of the Prevention+ delivery over its 5 years, and lessons which can be carried forward into the next iteration of the project – Generation G – which has now been approved for a further period of five years.

You can read the final report here.

Data collection

The programme evaluation considered data from all stages of the delivery of the programme up to midway through the final year (2020), as well as plans for its sustainability.

Primary Beneficiaries, Prevention+ Partner Staff and Prevention+ Stakeholders were all key informants for the evaluation. Primary data was collected via focus groups (where possible due to COVID-19 restrictions), interviews and online discussion groups, where data was recorded and transcribed, along with a questionnaire, which was administered via telephone or text. 

Data collectors also kept field notes related to their observations during the process. Informed consent, participant safeguarding and considerations for Covid-19 safety were given utmost priority throughout. The evaluation coincided with the partners’ End Term Review and utilised this, and other secondary sources including periodic progress reports and in-depth studies (Operation Research) carried out by the country partners with the support of other external consultants. Data was analysed using a thematic coded analysis of recorded conversations, notes, questionnaire data and the secondary data was subsequently assessed as to whether it complemented, contested and/or supplemented the primary findings.

Free learning materials

inFocus also prepared an interactive eLearning module to complement our Final Evaluation Report, and we are delighted to have agreed with the commissioning partners to share both the report and the eLearning module as open resources in efforts to empower wider organisations and individuals around the globe.

The eLearning course shares some of the successes and achievements picked up during the production of the evaluation report, as well as some of the important lessons learnt by the Programme partners within two key areas:

Programme sustainability – How can Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention programmes that engage men and boys as agents for change, design their programme in a way to ensure that the positive changes created within communities and society, are sustainable over time.

Accountability – How can multi-country GBV prevention programmes that address issues at a large scale, ensure their actions remain both consistent, strategic, and fully accountable to key stakeholders, despite implementation being decentralisation across multiple countries, continents, and very different operational contexts, as is the case with Prevention+.

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Similarly to our work with Prevention+, we’re delighted to have been able to offer free learning materials with permission from the party organisations to share knowledge and best-practice in efforts to improve IMM application in the wider field.