The Evaluation Fund: Reducing Violence Against Children was founded in recognition that violence prevention interventions should be evidence-based, culturally relevant and contextually appropriate.
When the fund was launched in 2011, it carried the name of the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund – indeed because it faced the challenge that much of the evidence used to design childhood violence prevention programs in the Global South was derived from research developed in high-income countries and reflected Western settings. To address this evidence gap, the Evaluation Fund has supported 22 evaluative research projects in 18 low- and middle-income countries over the last decade.
In September 2022, the Evaluation Fund closed its doors after over a decade of operation and celebrated the contributions of its partners to the field of violence prevention during a side event at the SVRI Forum in Cancún. While this fund is sunsetting, the fight to end violence against children is not over. The Evaluation Fund leaves behind a strong network of researchers, practitioners, and advocates who will continue the hard work of preventing all forms of violence.
By working together, we can end all forms of violence against children.