The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is committed to contributing to collaborative and inclusive knowledge production, exchange and learning. This is a key pillar of the UN Trust Fund’s work to enable civil society organizations, especially women’s rights organizations and those representing the most marginalized groups, to play a central role in delivering survivor-centred and demand-driven initiatives and to support their programmes to achieve sustainable impact on ending violence against women and girls in a manner that contributes to global solidarity, partnerships and stronger, inclusive feminist movements.
To promote organizational learning, the UN Trust Fund supports knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation by, or in collaboration with, the civil society and women’s rights organizations (CSOs/WROs) it funds.
Learning is collected, analysed and disseminated in several ways:
- UN Trust Fund grantees file online reports covering key performance indicators every six months, ensuring regular monitoring of projects.
- UN Trust Fund-supported projects receiving grants worth over USD 150,000 manage and deliver a final external evaluation, producing a significant body of grantee-led evaluation that can be found here in the Evaluation Library.* Projects receiving grants worth under USD 150,000 work in partnership with the UN Trust Fund to co-manage evaluation and knowledge production.
- UN Trust Fund supports co-creation of knowledge with its grantee partners, researchers and practitioners at large in order to systematically extract lessons from its monitoring reports and evaluations in different thematic areas.
- Learning and knowledge exchange opportunities are organized, both on-line and in person, to provide the UN Trust Fund with data that it can analyse, produce and share with grantees and partners. The ongoing learning and engagement with CSOs/WROs throughout and beyond the project cycle enable regular assessment of capacity to understand and apply good practices for ethical and safe data collection as well as manage gender-responsive evaluation. This approach also provides an opportunity to engage in collaborative and inclusive knowledge production.
*The reports are based on work conducted by independent evaluators and evaluation teams, so may not reflect the analysis of the UN Trust Fund or its grantees or partners.