Afghanistan

Elements for an EU Strategy on Afghanistan

The specific elements that the EU Strategy On Afghanistan captures from CARE's recommendations includes: It addresses issues that CARE raised in its recommendations/Advocacy paper such as women empowerment & representation, service delivery particularly health and education; it also calls for further participation of women in all public affairs, respect of human rights specifically the rights of women and children, enhancing and strengthening access to education and health for the most vulnerable section of the population and fighting against corruption. [15 pages] Read More...

Widows Association for Advocacy in Afghanistan (WAFAA) Baseline

This document reflects the status of WAFAA project at project start up. Widows Association for Advocacy in Afghanistan (WAFAA) is a component of CARE's WAGE program that works towards building a collective voice for women's needs, aspirations and rights in 9 districts of Kabul. In addition to advocating and strengthening women rights related issues, CARE/WAGE’s Women Right and Advocacy Unit plans to bring the Widows Association for Advocacy in Afghanistan members together to expand their income opportunities, strengthen their economic independence and continue to participate in women rights and advocacy activities. [28 pages] Read More...

RAPID Local Capacity Assessment Report

The report presents the findings of the local entities capacity in local governance process. [44 pages] Read More...

Every Voice Counts (EVC) Baseline Report

The report presents the findings of the baseline study conducted on the Afghanistan component of CARE's programme 'Every Voice Counts' (EVC). In Afghanistan, the program aims at empowering women and girls as marginalized groups by strengthening civil society platforms and their linkages with governance structures. Hence, the program operates on multiple levels of governance, from the local to the national. With CARE's 'inclusive governance' approach underpinning the program as theory of change, the program also directly contributes to CARE's overall country programme objectives. Read More...

Resilient Livelihood Project Final Evaluation Report

The purpose of final evaluation is to evaluate the impact of RLP to enhance resilience of households in rural communities of Afghanistan since the project began in January 2015. A secondary purpose is to generate lessons learned, and inform future programming. The evaluation also provides an opportunity to follow-up on recommendations provided in the mid-term review (January 2017) to ensure continuous project improvement and accountability. The evaluation will provide findings, recommendations and conclusions which can be used for future programming under a potential extension phase. [76 pages] Read More...

Emergency Wash NFI & Shelter and Livelihood assistance for Disaster and Conflict Affected Household

Emergency Wash NFI & Shelter and Livelihood assistance for Disaster and Conflict Affected Household 2016-CA354 have implemented in seven targeted (Balkh, Ghazni, Paktya, Parwan, Kapisa, Khost and Kabul) provinces from the 16 March, 2016 to 30 April, 2018. The project have provide emergency assistance in mentioned provinces; but Cash and hygiene awareness interventions were implemented in Kabul and Balkh provinces according to the proposal. The project Post- Assessment report is revealed the impact of implemented five type interventions including CfW, UCG, Emergency shelter “Tent”, Hygiene awareness and Winterization during the second phase of project. The post assessment is done to analyze, measure and understand impact of assistance o livelihood status and health and hygiene conditions of IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable residents who affected by insurgency and natural disaster. The post- assessment aims to study appropriateness, effectiveness and coverage of provided assistances and explore respondents’ needs and requirement which are not considered yet. Findings of this assessment will be used to improve on the future planning of similar project to meet the needs of the most vulnerable population. Read More...

Afghanistan Joint Response 2 post-project

The Afghanistan Joint Response 2 Project 2017 is implemented in Nangrahar and Laghman Provinces funded by DRA and implemented by CARE/ Development & Humanitarian Services for Afghanistan-DHSA in order to provide emergency response to the needy and most vulnerable IDPs and returnees as undocumented for the year 2017 including the most affected children and women to be covered under UCG and CFW. This Post Assessment report is drafted to state to analyze, measure and understand the impacts of the project over IDPs, Returnees and female headed households, who were identified by meeting the set criteria’s Care/DHSA in coordination with DoRR & CARE Kabul as approved. This assessment also revealed the project beneficiaries benefited from Cash for Work and unconditional cash. In addition, the assessment intended to measure the achievements of the project according the planned objectives and the impacts after implementing the above mentioned two interventions. Read More...

IMI Assessment Report-RAPID Project

The IMI is a tool which was developed by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) to assess the capacity and the maturity level of CDCs. CARE Afghanistan also uses the IMI with local Community Development Councils (CDCs) in their programme area. The most important aspect of the IMI process is not even the score itself – what is most important is the CDC’s self-reflection and dialogue about its own performance, and the Action Plan the CDC prepares to work on its institutional strength. The survey was conducted to ascertain or capture the CDCs performance in term of knowledge, practice and attitude in a particular population (40 CDCs in two provinces). It also help to find out the gap whether there is a need for intervention and in which manner. [42 pages] Read More...

Steps Towards Afghan Girls Educational Success-T Project Baseline Report

As part of the Girls Education Challenge-Transition (GEC-T) program, Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Educational Success-II (STAGES-II) is expanding its work from GEC-1 to implement community-based education (CBE) to marginalised girls in 16 provinces of Afghanistan. STAGES-II is building on past activities and learning to introduce a new focus on transition, particularly the transition of girls from primary to secondary school education. The project aims to contribute to the learning and transition outcomes of 22,731 girls enrolled in primary- and lower-secondary community-based education (CBE) and accelerated learning programs (ALP). The baseline evaluation included a number of quantitative tools to measure the primary and intermediate outcomes, including: literacy and numeracy tests, a girl survey appended to learning tests, household surveys conducted with male heads of households and female carers of cohort girls, school surveys, teacher competency surveys, classroom observations and community assessments in CBE communities. Qualitative interviews and focus group discussions were also conducted with girls, boys, mothers, fathers, SMCs, CDCs, teachers, mullahs and officials from Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) and District Education Departments (DEDs). The baseline data collection also included benchmarking for transition and learning in order to set future project targets 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...

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