The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) commissioned this evaluation of Australia's development assistance for EVAWG to assess the progress made since the 2008 ODE evaluation, Violence Against Women in Melanesia and East Timor: Building on Global and Regional Promising Approaches, and conducted by the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at the George Washington University and the Equality Institute through Coffey International Development.
The evaluation found that Australia has provided strong and sustained leadership on EVAWG and been a leading donor. Overall the approaches used have aligned with best practice and made a significant contribution to EVAWG in the Indo-Pacific. The evaluation found that while progress has been made Australian leadership and long-term investments including those with local women's organizations remain critical. The report includes recommendations to guide Australia's policy engagement and aid investments on EVAWG over the next decade.
The evaluation is also accompanied by a brief, literature review and guidance papers.