Prior to 2012, MSF did not run vertical projects for Victims of Torture (VoT), although treatment has been given in many countries for a long time. This evaluation reports findings from a multivariable evaluation of all vertical projects offering treatment and rehabilitation services to victims of torture. It covers four locations – with the emphasis at the level of activities and outcomes in offering services to VoT. By looking at four projects transversally, the evaluation identified recommendations and proposes changes as well as lessons learned to be transferred.
This evaluation was designed to strengthen MSF’s knowledge in the form of general practices and principles, and within an appropriate medical, humanitarian, and ethical framework. The findings were expected to inform the development of guidelines and standard internal operating procedures for VoT projects, while acknowledging contextual and operational diversity. The full report includes a management response.