Read our blog on the SPF-supported pilot on Monitoring Automated for Real Time Analysis (MARTA), which leverages mobile data collection tools like KoBoToolBox, to collect surveys, photos and GPS coordinates to monitor projects remotely. The approach is now being scaled to monitor the entire social protection portfolio in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Integrated Platform for Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response
Violence against women and girls has intensified globally with the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdowns. A SPF supported helpline is providing critical support to the survivors of GBV violence in the Nepal.
The Ebola – Community Engagement in Emergencies program
A SPF-supported pilot project, during the 2018-2019 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is providing insights into how institutions with different mandates, organizational cultures, risk profiles, and internal processes can join forces in a public health crisis.
During 2017, the Government of Iraq with the support from the State and Peacebuilding Fund and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, conducted the Iraq Damage and Needs Assessment. Read learnings from the report on how parametric collaborative urban designs can help build back better.
Read how the World Bank launched its first Development Impact Bond for jobs in fragile and conflict-affected environment to tackle youth unemployment and close the gender gap. The Bond was launched under the SPF-supported Finance for Jobs project.
Franck Bousquet, Senior Director of the World Bank Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Group, explains how partnerships between peace, security, and development actors can tackle the challenges of fragility and conflict together.
The SPF supported Lebanon’s National Volunteer Service Program (NVSP) to build social cohesion among Lebanese youth by working together on community projects. Evidence showed how NVSP had statistically significant impact on social cohesion.
The SPF supported a Community Driven Development project in conflict-affected Southern Thailand that helped communities and local authorities turn a contentious issue of access to water supply into a stepping stone for strengthening community relations.
The SPF grant to the Sudan Peacebuilding and Development Project is supporting activities to improve livelihoods, and promote peaceful coexistence between different ethnic and livelihood groups in Darfur. Watch how a water reservoir ended long-standing conflict between farmers and livestock herders.
Expanding Community Approaches in Conflict Situations of Southern Thailand
Through a SPF-supported Community Driven Development project in Southern Thailand, community savings groups have been established in conflict-affected areas to provide low-interest loans to help villagers start small businesses. Video I Feature Story.
This report, supported by SPF, identifies common causes of violence against women and children in Uganda’s refugee hosting districts, and provides recommendations on strengthening response, prevention, and protection.