Primero/GBVIMS+ Periodic Review 2020
Primero/GBVIMS+ saw its first inter-agency launches in Bangladesh, Libya, and Nigeria in 2019. As of June 2020, there were 123 users registered on GBVIMS+, representing 10 organisations, and over 3,700 records logged into the platform. Prior to this, the GBVIMS Global Team piloted single organisation rollouts of the GBVIMS+ in Lebanon in 2015. The GBVIMS Global Team conducted a structured review of the Primero/GBVIMS+ implementations in June 2020 amongst users of the interagency platform, and those involved in GBVIMS/GBVIMS+ coordination at country level. The Periodic Reviews are outlined in each country’s Implementation Plan, and are part of a regular process led by the GBVIMS Global Team to assess how implementations of GBVIMS+ are going in country.
Findings from the review will primarily inform the GBVIMS Global Team of the utility and effectiveness of the GBVIMS+, help in the identification of successes, challenges, lessons learnt and best practices, and inform improvements in system configuration, development work, as well as guide needed technical support to end line users of the GBVIMS+ and coordinating focal points. However, other stakeholders such as potential GBVIMS+ users, or User Organisations, donors, GBV Sub Sector Coordinators etc. may also find the findings from the review useful.
In 2014, the GBVIMS Steering Committee commissioned an external evaluation of the GBVIMS. There were several reasons for this. Despite an increase in demand for the GBVIMS throughout the humanitarian and donor communities, in the five years since GBVIMS roll-outs began in earnest, there had been few comprehensive evaluations providing evidence on the actual results of the GBVIMS and its relevance, efficiency and effectiveness in different contexts.
The increase in the number of users and countries that are implementing the GBVIMS had resulted in greater attention to key issues for the IMS, such as ownership and sustainability, intersections with other IMs, and requests for the GBVIMS to be used in non-humanitarian contexts; which made the evaluation of the GBVIMS highly relevant.
The evaluation identified evidence, good practice, and lessons and and made recommendations regarding to what extent, how, why and when (in what contexts) the GBVIMS had reached and/or could reach its intended objectives and fulfill the expectations it set out to meet.
Information gathered for this evaluation are forward-looking, with the intention of informing future GBVIMS roll-outs, including by instituting critical changes in approach and/or methods.
An Evaluation Brief presents the main findings and results of this five-year external evaluation.