Intimate partner violence prevention evidence gap map

Last modified date: 12 June 2017

 This evidence gap map, part of a project funded by an anonymous donor to assess the impact evaluation and systematic review evidence base of intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programmes in low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs).

The grey bubbles indicate impact evaluation evidence, while the coloured bubbles indicate systematic reviews. For this particular evidence gap map, we only included studies for which we assigned a medium- or high-confidence in their findings, per an adapted version of the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence checklist.

There is large body of evidence around IPV-related interventions, with clusters of related studies in several areas. The matrix of 14 intervention categories and 22 outcome categories contains 47 completed impact evaluations no systematic reviews. There is a concentration of impact evaluations of interventions, policies and programmes designed primarily to target individuals (either men, women, or both) and most studies are conducted in a handful of L&MICs (South Africa, Uganda and India) 

For further information on the methodology behind this evidence gap map and an overview of the characteristics of this evidence base, please see the accompanying evidence gap map report here.

Online map citation:   Picon, MG, Rankin, K, Ludwig, J, Sabet, SM, Delaney, A and Holst, A. 2017. Intimate partner violence prevention evidence gap map [Online]. 3ie. Available at <>