Ethiopia

Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) Endline Survey Report

Beginning in 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a 5-year project, named the Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME), to increase vulnerable communities’ resilience to climate change and reduce hunger and poverty. This endline report presents findings on whether PRIME achieved its overall objective in the Afar, Oromiya and Somali woredas where it was implemented. It also recommends further investigations prior to developing additional interventions (e.g. PRIME Phase Two), and considerations for defining any future monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan. [64 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...

Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) Program Baseline

CARE is currently implementing the Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) program, with funding provided by Global Affairs Canada, in the East Hararghe and West Hararghe Zones of Oromia Region (six Woredas in each Zone) and in Afar Region (two Woredas). In total, GROW is being implemented in 164 Kebeles found in 14 Woredas. The goal of the program is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years in Ethiopia. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key GROW program areas. Read More...

Abdiboru Project Mini-Assessment Report

Improving adolescent reproductive health and nutrition through structural solutions is a project to be implemented in West Hararghe zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The project is implemented in four selected woredas of West Hararghe Zone: Chiro, Boke, Mesela and Anchar. It is a five-year project running from October 2015 to September 2020.

Abdiboru project seeks to test a set of interventions, including social norms and structural issues, aimed at improving the reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescent girls; specifically reduction of early marriage, improving educational attainment, gender equitable food allocation, contraception use and empowerment. The intervention target are adolescent girls in the age group 10-14 year. However, adolescent boys, adult male and female community members, parents, husbands, in-laws, school environment, governmental structure, religious leaders and other influential people in their area are also important stakeholders of the project. Read More...

Lowland Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity Baseline Report

This baseline survey was carried out for the USAID-funded Lowland WASH Activity in the Afar, Somali and SNNP regions of Ethiopia from April to May 2016. Lowland WASH aims to accelerate the expansion of improved sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation access and to catalyze enhanced hygiene behaviors, while also expanding sustainable water use for agriculture for populations vulnerable to drought and climate change.

The main objectives of the survey are to provide benchmark data to:  Develop an evidence-based strategy and implementation plan for improving WASH coverage, facilities, and management at community level; and  Set the basis for tracking (through future repeat surveys) changes that will be induced by Lowland WASH activities on the ground, and thus monitor the progress and performance of Lowland WASH.
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Women for Women Project Baseline Survey

This 38-page report presents process and results of the H&M/W4W project rapid baseline survey. The report is organized into four sections as introduction, methodology, key findings and conclusion. The introduction section of the report presents the objective of the study and also the context/challenges that poor women experience in the city of Addis Ababa. Section two presents methodology used to acquire information and generate evidence. Section three and four present findings of the study and conclusion. Read More...

GRAD Project Final Performance Evaluation

The performance evaluation of Graduation with Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development (GRAD) Activity assessed the activity’s results at higher and intermediate levels, the extent to which the activity met its goals, the overall effectiveness of partnerships and identified the strengths and challenges in implementation. Six evaluation questions were investigated to assess the: (1) Technical areas of GRAD, which have and have not exhibited sizable results; (2) Extent of beneficiary households’ asset and income changes over the life-of-the activity; (3) Extent of households’ resiliency improvement during periods of shock; (4) Level of GRAD partners’ influence in the beneficiary households’ graduation process; (5) Extent of the activity’s contribution to gender equity and women empowerment; and (6) Effectiveness of GRAD’s collaboration/complementarity with other feed the future activities. [138 pages]
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Food Sufficiency for Farmers (FSF) Mebkat Project & Berchi – Be Strong! Project Baseline Report

237-page baseline evaluation- CARE International in Ethiopia implemented a combined baseline exercise for two projects being implemented in the same geographic area with similar strategies targeting graduation of chronically food insecure households from the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's (GFDRE) Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) . The Food Sufficiency for Farmers (FSF) - Mebkat Project to be implemented in eleven Woredas in the three zones of South Gondar, East Hararghe and West Hararghe has a strategy to build household and institutional capabilities to enable target households to undertake activities to increase incomes and be able to cope with livelihood threats. The Berchi - Be Strong! Project to be implemented in two Woredas in South Gondar Zone has a strategy to empower chronically food insecure women to have better access to and control over resources while also participating more effectively in household and community-level decision-making. Read More...

Abdiboru Project Baseline Qualitative Study

Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health and Nutrition through Structural Solutions in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia (Abdiboru Project) is funded by Bill and Melinda GatesFoundation and implemented by CARE/ Ethiopia. The project is a 5-year (2016 – 2020) intervention initiative focusing on girls aged 10-14. The project aims at empowering adolescent girls through applying improved individual level and structural level social interventions that are likely to improve the reproductive health, nutrition and education attainment of adolescent girls. The ultimate aim is to establish a cost effective model that can be applied at scale. In order to achieve this goal, the project focuses on ensuring adolescent girls have the agency to control decisions that affect their own lives and influence the local, regional and national development agenda, improving the accountability and support to adolescent girls of the government's local and district health, education and women affairs institution and strengthen social and cultural norms and values that protect and prevent discrimination against adolescent girls. [56 pages] Read More...

Abdiboru Baseline Quantitative Report

Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health and Nutrition through Structural Solutions project (Abdiboru Project) is implemented in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project interventions are developed and implemented by CARE/ Ethiopia. Addis Continental Institute of Public Health is the research partner responsible for the research and evaluation components of the project. [113 pages] Read More...

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