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Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA) Baseline Report

The Government of Uganda in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly designed the project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA). The overall goal of PROFIRA is to increase income, improve food security and reduce vulnerability in rural areas. Its development objective is to sustainability increase access to and use of financial services by the rural poor population focusing on outreach, sustainability and poverty alleviation. The project has 3 major components (1) SACCO Strengthening and Sustainability (2) Community Based Financial Services and (3) Policy and Institutional Support. CARE international in Uganda is in a Consortium with Karamoja Private Sector Development centre (KPSDPC) received funding from the Government of Uganda to implement the Project for Financial inclusion in rural Areas (PROFIRA) in North Eastern Uganda. The consortium will contribute towards PROFIRA’s overall goal through sub component 2.1 of “Establishment of new CSCGs” [88 pages] Read More...

FSDU Final Project Report

CARE International in Uganda with funding from FSDU implemented a twenty months digitalized financial service project targeting 12,350 youth in Kibaale/Kagadi district. The project end date was 31/12/2016. The project had an extension of three months, 1stJanuary to 31stMarch 2017 at IPO level and 28th/04/2017 at CARE level respectively. The project goal was that “Rural and peri-urban youth aged (15-30yrs) in Kibaale/Kagadi district have increased access to financial services and engage meaningfully with the financial market
actors for sustainable financial inclusion”. The project had four specific objectives that focused on; strengthening the organizational capacity of youth through Youth Savings and Loans Associations (YSLAs) as the first step towards inclusion in the financial sector; ensuring establishment of structures that enable the youth to access formal financial services; provision of technical support that builds the financial industry’s knowledge base that heightens youth financial inclusion and establishment of a structure that supports the formal financial institutions’ and telecom companies to outgrow the “sub-scale trap” and reach a critical mass of youth customers. [42 pages] Read More...

Financial Sector Deepening in Uganda (FSDU) Baseline

CARE International Uganda (CARE) is presently implementing a pilot project for the digitalized financial services for the youth with funding from Financial Sector Deepening in Uganda (FSDU). The overall aim of the project is to ensure that 12,399 youth in Kibaale district are accessing financial education and services through Youth Savings and Loan Associations (YSLAs) and linking them through a digitalized platform using AIRTEL services to postBank. It also intends to institute youth friendly products in financial institutions so that the youth can be able to improve their household incomes. Read More...

Empowering Men to Engage and Redefine Gender Equality (EMERGE) Final Evaluation

CARE International Sri Lanka’s ‘Empowering Men to Engage and Redefine Gender Equality’ (EMERGE) project was implemented across 30 villages and 5 plantations in the districts of Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya (2010-2014) and Hambantota and Moneragala (2010-2013). The project attempted to address persistent issues of gender inequality and GBV through the engagement of men and from a perspective that challenged hegemonic masculinities. The emphasis of this project was on transforming attitudes, perceptions and practice of gender inequality in various forms, working with men, boys and women to this end. The project worked at multiple levels - household, community, divisional, district and at national level where it engaged in advocacy efforts around the issues of gender equality and GBV. For CARE Sri Lanka, engaging men has been acknowledged as an important component of gender programming, as it is seen as widening the scope of its work to address GBV, by working with both men and women to challenge dominant masculinities. [42 pages] Read More...

Northern Uganda Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Programme

This is the final report of Financial Literacy and Linkage Banking Project (FLIP) implemented by CARE International in Uganda from 15th August 2012 to 12th November 2013 with funding from European Union through the Northern Uganda Agriculture Recovery Programme (ALREP). The project purpose was to achieve result area 4 of ALREP i.e. “Availability of agricultural finance to producers, traders and processors increased”. The project had three main result areas: 1) Increase financial literacy of small and medium scale actors (individuals and groups) in the agricultural sector in Northern Uganda increased; 2) Small and medium scale actors (individuals and groups) that save with and acquire loans from formal financial institutions for agricultural and agribusiness purposes increased; and 3) Formal financial institutions’ procedures and products are more geared towards the needs of small and medium scale actors in the agricultural sector. [43 pages] Read More...

Impact Report of Male Engagement Initiative (MEI) of CARE’s NUWEP

The goal of this program is to achieve a peaceful society where women and men are equally empowered to enjoy their human rights. Under this domain which will focus on this issue in Northern Uganda is WEP. Northern Uganda has been engulfed in a protracted conflict for over 20 years and is in a recovery period. Women are usually the most affected and vulnerable sect in this context. Therefore many developmental organizations targeted women as their main beneficiaries to curtail large percentage of those being vulnerable. In the process, they neglected men who are the main bread winners. [29 pages] Read More...

From the Ground Up: Gender and Conflict Analysis in Yemen

In order to better understand the impact of armed conflict on men, women, boys, and girls, and changes in gender roles and relationships at household and community levels since the onset of conflict in March 2015, Oxfam, CARE and GenCap in Yemen collaborated to collect and analyse available data, with a view to further informing immediate humanitarian response as well as longer-term programming in Yemen. Sound understanding of the differential impact of the conflict on women, men, boys, and girls, helps us adapt our programming to specific life circumstances, capacities and vulnerabilities of men and women, but also to recognize entry points for transformative gender-specific actions that will respond to inequality and injustice in the future. [57 pages] Read More...

Livelihoods for Resilience Labor Assessment

This 59 page labor market assessment shows the findings and planning for the Livelihoods for Resilience Activity's primary and secondary assessment of the demand for off-farm wage employment. The three main sectors in the formal Ethiopian economy that offer the most opportunity for wage employment for youth are Construction, Light Manufacturing, and the Services sector. Livelihoods for Resilience is a USAID-funded Feed the Future activity. Read More...

Empowerment through Education in Afghanistan (EEA-3) Need Assessment Report

The purpose of a Needs Assessment is to inform some of the key programming decisions ahead of implementation of a third phase (EEA-3). The goal of the proposed EEA-3 project is that children, particularly girls, in targeted communities of five provinces of Afghanistan will have access to a broader range of opportunities in life after obtaining a quality, empowering education. CARE undertook this Need Assessment Study in the five project provinces with the following objectives: Objective 1: To provide a comprehensive assessment of education needs in five proposed provinces. Objective 2: To inform the plan for establishment of new CBE/ LSCBE classes for maximum linkage between formal and informal education systems, increased sustainability and transition planning. Objective 3: Undertake a disability analysis and provide recommendations on disability inclusive approaches for CBE. [89 pages] Read More...

Urban Protection Response Program

CARE Jordan’s Urban Protection Response Program encompasses a resilience programming by managing a system of incentive-based volunteering and internship programs, creating opportunities for income-generation, conducting vocational and capacity-building training sessions, and providing kits and raw materials to facilitate the establishment of home-based businesses. Livelihood training sessions have included vocational skills such as beautification,
barbering, cooking, sewing, handicrafts design and production, and technological repairs and maintenance. CARE’s livelihoods impact assessment carried out in October 2016 indicated that these activities have improved participants’ resilience, with 60% reporting that they felt more economically self-reliant, and 75% stating that they had learnt new skills that would increase their chances of earning a better income. Respondents also indicated that their participation in livelihood activities had allowed them to develop new friendships and interact within their communities. In addition to livelihood activities, CARE Jordan has worked on building the capacities of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and supported the development of microbusinesses as well as savings and loans associations. [36 pages] Read More...

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