India

Baseline Findings from the Ananya Evaluation

The Ananya program (ananya is a Sanskrit word meaning “unique” or “unlike others”) was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the foundation) to address some of the important family health challenges in Bihar, one of India’s most populous and poorest states. Ananya started as a five-year program (2011–2015) with the long-term goals of reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality; fertility; and undernutrition rates in Bihar. To achieve these goals, the foundation is funding a synergistic set of complementary grants focused on improving the reach, coverage, and quality of family health services in two main areas: (1) essential reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services and (2) diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, including pneumonia, diarrhea, tuberculosis, and visceral leishmaniasis. Since its inception, the program has also expanded to include additional interventions that focus on improving sanitation in Bihar and on strengthening the system for health payments, including health-related incentives for households and incentives and payments for frontline health workers. [126 pages] Read More...

Tamil Nadu Flood Recovery Project Final Report

In 2015, Tamil Nadu witnessed torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding in many of its coastal districts as the North East Monsoon intensified. The flood caused large scale damages to public and private infrastructure, properties, housing and assets resulting in loss of livelihoods for hundreds of thousand people and loss of 470 human lives. It was declared as ‘calamity of severe nature’ by the Government.

CARE was one of the first humanitarian agencies to be on the field to support the flood-hit communities. Poor households in Cuddalore, Kancheepuram and Chennai city were extended with required relief support to tide over the difficult circumstances caused by flooding. Subsequent to the relief support, CARE formulated a proposal to extend support for recovery for some of the worst affected families in the Kumaratchi block of Cuddalore district. CARE launched the ‘Tamil Nadu Flood Recovery Project’ with the support of BNP Paribas, a renowned corporate in financial services.
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Atmanirbhar Project Impact Assessment Report

Implemented between December, 2014 to February 2017 with three months no cost extension, the project targeted newly married adolescent girls and women, women from ethnic and religious minority (Muslim women), groups and poorest strata of women of upper castes in the project VDCs Chhotkiramnagar, Rayapur, Semara, Thu. Pipaharahawa, Maryadpur, Bairghat, Ekala and Tenuhawa. The VDCs are located in mid-western and southern (Murchwar area) part of Rupandehi district. Atamnirbhar project focused to entrepreneurships skills development of women which has economically empowered to women and supported for the institutionalization of the seven cooperatives in project VDCs. These Women Agriculture Cooperatives are directed towards creating the sustainable rural employment, too. The main objective of the project was to make 1500 women members in 8 different women led saving & credit cooperatives and to create enabling-business environment to start up high growth potential women friendly micro business. It had of which 600 will be capable to run their own micro entrepreneurs.
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Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Project (MPNP) Final Report

The Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Project (MPNP) was a project being implemented by CARE India with funds from Cargill, addressing malnutrition in three districts of Chattarpur, Tikamgarh and Panna in the Bundelkhand region of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The project was aimed towards achieving reduction in underweight (severe underweight) and undernutrition among children and creating awareness on issues associated with malnutrition. It also aimed to strengthen governance, accountability and mutual responsibility of service providers and communities. As the project was an opportunity to provide long term support to the state government’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) which was attempting to harness human, institutional and financial resources with high quality and with an increase precision and efficiency. Read More...

Enhancing the Sustainable Farming Initiative through Gender and Nutrition (EnSIGN) Project Endline Study

Enhancing the Sustainable Farming Initiative through Gender and Nutrition (EnSIGN) is a nutrition sensitive pilot intervention. It seeks to integrate gender and nutrition into PepsiCo’s Sustainable Farming Initiative. The project is implemented by CARE. The project intervention site is Kotulpur block. The block is predominantly rural and is situated in Bankura district of West Bengal - a medium ranking state of India. IIHMR University has carried out the endline evaluation of the project. A mixed methods approach has been used. The study complies with the cardinal principles of research ethics. EnSIGN project is robustly relevant. It fulfils the global development agenda and has a nutrition sensitive design. The project intervention site has high levels of iron deficiency anemia in women, thereby justifying its selection. Read More...

The Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA): Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead Final Evaluation

This 73-page final report on the Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA) was funded by USAID for implementation in six countries: Egypt, Honduras, India, Malawi, Tanzania, and Yemen over the course of three years. The project, which began in September 2008 and ended in September 2011, focused on 10- to 14-year-old girls as the target population. The primary goal of PTLA was to promote girl leaders in vulnerable communities. Three objectives were formulated to address this goal:

Objective 1: Cultivate opportunities for girls to practice their leadership skills
Objective 2: Create partnerships to promote girls’ leadership
Objective 3: Enhance knowledge to implement and promote girls’ leadership programs
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End line survey of madhya pradesh nutrition project in madhya pradesh

This 43 page evaluation reports the external findings of DevInsights on CARE India's Nutrition proje... Read More...

Final Report – Endline Survey of Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Project

This 43-page report is an end line evaluation to assess The MPNP project to assess the improvements in nutrition outcomes specific to moderate and severe underweight issue among children below the age of 5 years in comparison to the indirect intervention and control areas. Read More...

Careindia-final ensign endline study report -dcx

This 155 page document details the results of the EnSIGN project funded by PepsiCo Read More...

Pathways india endline report

This 92 page final evaluation showcases TANGO's findings on CARE's Pathways program in India Read More...

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