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The measurement and evaluation of prevention of violence in Protection Programmes is challenging for many reasons. A relationship of trust is needed for communities to be willing to share information about issues affecting their safety, and even when trust exists, establishing a causal relationship between interventions and a reduction in violence requires considering perceptions, lived experiences and considerable contextual knowledge.
Seeking to advance Protection Prevention M&E practices, IRMA is supporting the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Asia, Europe, and Latin America (AELA) region to develop a Protection Prevention M&E framework for its Protection of Civilians programmes. The team will assist NRC to develop a suite of tools and methods for country offices and field teams that are adaptive to fluctuating contexts while ensuring evidence is reliable and multi-faceted.