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What Works: the Global Programme

The Global Programme is implemented by a consortium led by the South African Medical Research Council, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Social Development Direct.

The programme:

Conducts cutting-edge research: Prevention efforts that work are based on research and evidence. The Global Programme conducts cutting-edge research around the world that will substantially advance the evidence on what drives violence, what works to prevent violence, what makes interventions successful and how they can be replicated, adapted and scaled up. This includes conducting large-scale impact evaluations of successful and promising prevention interventions, costing studies, and in-depth secondary analysis of existing data.

Supports innovation: Prevention is a growing field, and much new and promising work is being done. The Global Programme supports groundbreaking work through an innovation grant scheme, to support non-profits working in DFID priority countries to develop and test pioneering approaches to preventing violence against women and girls.

Promotes knowledge sharing and builds capacity: A unified movement to prevent violence against women requires sharing lessons globally. To support this, The Global Programme provides a platform for cross-country and cross-disciplinary learning. The programme also provides training and capacity development in primary prevention approaches to research, programme design and implementation.

Drives the policy agenda: Good policy and programming is based on evidence. The Global Programme has strong networks with policymakers, practitioners and activists worldwide, and is committed to communicating research in ways that are applicable to the needs of different stakeholders, to ensure knowledge translates into action.