In 2014, the SVRI Grant was established to fund research focusing on violence against women (VAW). The grant’s success led the SVRI to partner with the World Bank Group in 2016 on the Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the Prevention and Response of VAW and VAC.
SVRI grant-making has enabled the support and funding of 50 innovative research projects in 30 countries, infusing more than $5 million USD into the field of VAW and VAC research. The SVRI is proud to issue grants to unique projects that might not otherwise have received funding, such as secondary data analysis, adding in qualitative questions or an additional arm to a study or research on methods. In funding a broad range of methodologies, the SVRI is contributing to the technical development of the field of VAW and VAC research.
From 2014 - 2019, the SVRI has received over 1,095 proposals.
Projects that have been funded to date cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Economic Empowerment (2019 and 2017)
- Educational Interventions (2019 and 2017)
- Intersections Between Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children
- Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence
- Interventions to Reduce GBV in Humanitarian Settings (2019 and 2017)
- Parenting Interventions
- Psychological Interventions
- Shifting Cultural Norms
- Working with Adolescents
Read our grantee outputs here.
Awards by Year
SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Awards