Ghana

Pathways- Global Baseline Report

CARE’s Pathways program focuses on improving poor women farmers’ productivity by empowering them to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems. The program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mali, and Tanzania. Aligned with other CARE initiatives, such as CARE Australia’s WE-RISE program, Pathways is designed to overcome the constraints to women’s productive and equitable engagement in agriculture. Utilizing a strong gender focus, the program’s Theory of Change posits that marginalized, poor women farmers will be more productive, and their families more food secure when:
 women have increased capacity (skills, knowledge, resources), capabilities (confidence, bargaining power, collective voice), and support
 local governance and institutions have/implement gender-sensitive policies and programming that are responsive to the rights and needs of poor women farmers
 agricultural service, value chain, and market environments of relevance to women are more competitive, gender-inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. [104 pages] Read More...

Household Economic Security for Poor Women’s Project (HESP) Final Report

From the perspective of a strong gender focus, CARE’s Household Economic Security for Poor Women’s Project (HESP) sought to improve the economic security of women smallholder farmers and their households in Northern Ghana by increasing their productivity and access to inputs and markets. Funded through the Big Lottery Fund of the UK, HESP is implemented in the Garu-Tempane (GTD) and Lambussie (LD) districts of the Upper East and West regions of Ghana, respectively.

The project’s objectives and ultimate outcomes are:
1. Increased agricultural productivity for smallholder women farmers through improved and sustainable farming methods and increased access to productive resources; and
2. Increased household income for smallholder women farmers and micro entrepreneurs through effective engagement in economic opportunities along the soy and groundnut value chain.
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Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project Third Quarterly Report

The Third Quarter of the USAID-funded Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) project spanned the period April-June, 2017. CARE, IBIS and ISODEC supported 26 CSO partners to complete a number of citizen monitoring and dissemination activities started in previous quarters in the 50 SA districts and to commence another round of citizen monitoring of capital projects. As at the end of June, 88 capital projects had been selected from the 2016/2017 Annual Action Plans (AAPs) in 43 of the 50 social accountability (SA) districts for citizen monitoring, majority of which are education (42%) and health-related (36%) projects. Below is a summary of the key activities implemented during the quarter and the results thereof.
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Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project First Quarterly Report

The Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanism (GSAM) project is a five (5) year USAIDfunded project, which focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital development projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. GSAM is designed to strengthen social accountability by improving availability of District Assembly capital project information to citizens to enhance their capacity to demand accountability. The GSAM project interventions directly contribute to the attainment of USAID/Ghana Country Development Cooperation Strategy, - Strengthened Responsive, Democratic Governance under intermediate results; IR 1.2.1 “increased capacity of CSOs to advocate on behalf of citizens for improved government services’’; and sub IR 1.2.2 ‘‘strengthened CSO and National Audit Authority oversight of government services’’. Read More...

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project 2nd Year Annual Report

The Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project” is five year social accountability project which was formulated by the Government of the United States of America through its development agency, USAID, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana. The project focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana.
The implementation of the GSAM project directly contributes to intermediate results; IR 1.2.1 “increased capacity of CSOs to advocate on behalf of citizens for improved government services’’; and sub IR 1.2.2 ‘‘strengthened CSO and National Audit Authority oversight of government services’’ under USAID/Ghana Country Development Cooperation strategy,- Strengthened Responsive, Democratic Governance. Read More...

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project Quarterly Report

The Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project seeks to strengthen citizens’ oversight of capital projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. CARE International in Ghana, IBIS in Ghana and Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) are implementing the project in collaboration with twenty-seven Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders.

This report highlights activities carried out in Quarter Two (January-March, 2017) of Year 3 of the project’s implementation. It presents information relating to administration and project infrastructure, programme activities, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Information on project implementation challenges, lessons learnt for the period, conclusions and recommendations are also presented as part of the report. Read More...

Good Growth Project Baseline Report

CARE International in Ghana sought to collect information on the background sociodemographic characteristics and nutritional status of children 0-24 mo of age in selected communities in the East Mamprusi District of the Northern Region, where the organization intended to implement its Good Growth Project with the view to improving health and nutrition of children in the district.
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Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Project Baseline Report

CARE International Ghana is among the group of implementing partners delivering an annual cycle of the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Program in Ghana which is providing to a pre-determined number of out-of-school children aged 8-14 years with access to an accelerated numeracy and literacy program in their mother tongue and targeted to their needs, and to thereby enable them to acquire the basic knowledge and skills required for admission to formal education. Over the past two years, CARE delivered two cycles of the CBE program in collaboration with the District Assembly and the Education Directorate to serve more than the expected 11000 OOSC. CARE reached out to 11771 out of school of children (OOSC) in over 200 communities within Sekyere Afram Plains District in Ashanti Region, and West Mamprusi and East Mamprusi Districts in the Northern Region of Ghana. The results show that at least 90% of the above OOSC were able to complete the CBE program and also transition into the formal school in September 2015 and 2016.
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Adaption Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa Narrative Report

The annual report for ALP Ghana covers the period of January 2016 to March 2017, which is the second and final year of the project in the extension phase. This report summarizes and discusses the results obtained during the period under review. The report attempts to analyze the progress of each output by bringing out what changed in the course of ALP work and why, how ALP contributed to the changes, lessons learnt as well challenges/barriers encountered and how they were managed. The report further looks at issues of ALP partnerships and relationships, their outcomes and future opportunities. The project was funded through a 2-year cooperative agreement between CARE Denmark and CARE Ghana. Donors of ALP include DFID, CISU and ADA. The overall goal of the project is to increase capacity of vulnerable households in Sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change. Read More...

PROSPER: Promoting a Sustainable and Food Secure World Baseline Report

This 57 page report presents findings of the baseline study of the third phase of Cargill and CARE’s global partnership in Ghana labelled PROSPER, Promoting a Sustainable and Food Secure World. The PROSPER project is a component of Cargill’s global Cocoa Promise, a corporate social responsibility initiative aimed at sourcing cocoa sustainably by improving the livelihoods of individuals living in cocoa-growing communities and supporting community development. Read More...

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