Gender-based violence (GBV) is widespread, with adverse repercussions for individual wellbeing and development more broadly. Yet, knowledge on what works to prevent GBV is limited. Drawing on lessons from three impact evaluations supported by the World Bank, this brief highlights opportunities for addressing GBV in economic empowerment interventions. Interventions that address gender norms and engage men have shown some promise from a small number of World Bank evaluations. It is, however, clear that more rigorous impact evaluations are needed to better understand how to effectively prevent GBV, especially in developing countries.

About the Presenters

Sveinung Kiplesund

Matthew Morton