Malawi

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme

The baseline phase informed an array of indicators, a number of them contained in the programme level Log Frame (LF) and detailed in the Performance Measurement Framework for the programme. This covers indicators at the impact level, outcome level as well as under each of the five programme outputs. Some of these indicators are quantitative in nature, while others are meant to measure the quality of some of the outputs or processes being supported by the programme.
The main methods used during the baseline exercise to inform the indicator values included: a household survey covering the 11 targeted districts, focus groups, an agent-based modelling study, desk review, and an e-survey. Read More...

ECRP Baseline Survey Report

ECRP is a climate change adaptation and resilience building programme implemented by a consortium made up of CARE, Action Aid with Christian Aid as managing agency. The programme aims at reducing the existing and future negative impact caused by natural hazards and climate change by strengthening capacity of vulnerable communities to cope better with these climatic risks and become more resilient.
The programme outcome objective is to enable 305,000 people (27 774 male headed and 33226 female headed households) from seven vulnerable districts develop their capacity to increase their resilience to climatic risk by June 2016. This will contribute to the reduction of extreme poverty and hunger which will in turn contribute to the attainment of the Hyogo Framework for Action by halving disaster losses and increasing communities’ resilience to climate change in Malawi.
The baseline survey was undertaken to identify benchmarks on impact, outcome and output indicators against which programme progress will be measured. It was carried out during the period June to August 2012. Read More...

Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project

The Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project’s planned engagement in Malawi leverages CARE’s existing Pathways to Secure Livelihoods Program (Pathways) already operating in the country. Pathways aims to empower poor women smallholder farmers to overcome the gender-based constraints that hinder women’s productive and equitable engagement in agriculture by achieving three inter-related objectives: 1) Increase the productive engagement of 65,000 poor women in sustainable agriculture and contribute to their empowerment; 2) Enhance the scale of high-quality, women-responsive agriculture programming at CARE; and 3) Contribute to the global discourse that surrounds women and agriculture. The cornerstone of Pathways is the Farmer Field and Business School (FFBS) model of integrated extension and advisory services (EAS). Designed as a common program intervention model, the FFBS aims to go beyond demonstrating agricultural practices that can increase yields, to build capacity and essential skills around market engagement, gender equity and empowerment issues, and nutrition practices. The engagement will create and disseminate digital content across these four domains based on existing FFBS modules, and provide evidence for the relative efficacy of two different content platforms, measured by adoption of practices. Read More...

ANCP Malwai Microfinance Project Final Evaluation

The Malawi Microfinance Project is a three-year Australian NGO Cooperative Program (ANCP) funded project that is being implemented in Dowa (TA Dzoole and Chiwere), Lilongwe (TA Kalumbu) and Kasungu (TA Kaomba, Mwase and Njombwa). The Project, which started in October 2013 and ending in June 2016, was being implemented with the overall aim of helping 20,000 rural households to overcome chronic food insecurity through enabling women access to finance, appropriate training and finance. An end of project evaluation was commissioned by Care Malawi to assess the overall performance of Malawi Microfinance Project against set goals and outcome benchmarks. Read More...

ECHO Flood Recovery Project Final Evaluation

The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) Flood Recovery Project was implemented over a period of eleven months, and involved flood recovery activities done by CARE in Nsanje District with a view to supporting flood-affected families.

The overall goal of the project was to support recovery efforts of families affected by floods in Nsanje District when they relocated from temporary camps to designated shelters as they began to rebuild their livelihoods and communities. The project was implemented in three Traditional Authority (T/A) areas, namely: Mbenje and Tengani in the West-Bank, and Mlolo in the EastBank.
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PCTFI Malawi: FY15 to FY17 Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

The redesigned PCTFI Malawi project takes a holistic approach to adolescent girls’ empowerment with interventions in education and SRH underpinned by cross-cutting activities in gender, participatory governance and capacity building and buoyed by a proactive learning agenda to influence policy at all levels through advocacy. Its goal is to empower adolescent girls in rural Kasungu to claim and exercise their rights to good quality education and sexual and reproductive information and services.
The project strategy leverages six years of PCTFI implementation in Malawi, best practices, lessons learned and proven approaches and tools for the CARE world; and opportunities for collaboration at all levels to map out the pathways to achieving the impact goal. The proposed interventions are organized under 3 thematic areas related to the adolescent girl’s agency and relations and to the structures that influence her empowerment. Read More...

Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) Situation Analysis Study Report

The situation analysis was conducted in order to produce a comprehensive report for the Malawi Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to be implemented in Kasungu district. Malawi continues to face a number of major obstacles in creating a stable and sustainable educational system for its children, in particular for the girls. CARE Malawi is already implementing a number of other projects in Kasungu district and in order to contribute to solving the educational problems in the country, CARE Malawi was looking at maximizing the impact and synergy of its programs by increasing intra-sector and cross-sector coordination and collaboration and narrowing the spread of the programs by mapping and prioritizing key geographical areas of coverage. It was therefore felt that a Situational Analysis would be useful to get a better idea of the prevailing situation in Kasungu that the PCTFI project was to address.
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Umodzi Project Midterm Survey Report

The Umodzi Project is a research project, whose aim is to test the effectiveness and scalability of a gender synchronized, transformational approach to accelerate and enhance the impact of integrated adolescent life skills and sexual reproductive health programming. The Umodzi project approach relies on the coordinated action of two existing initiatives to achieve the following outcomes:
➢ Adoption of gender-equitable attitudes and behaviours among adolescent boys and girls in primary school. ➢ Improved health and development knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and self-care practices among adolescent boys and girls in primary school. ➢ Enhanced inter-generational relationships between men and boys and women and girls that are supportive of adolescent gender and SRHR Read More...

Umodzi Project Baseline Survey Report

In 2016, CARE Malawi selected Centre for Development Management (CDM) as a research part for the UMODZI Project, which is implemented in Kasungu District. The UMODZI Project is a research project, whose aim is to test the effectiveness and scalability of a gender synchronized, transformational approach to accelerate and enhance the impact of integrated adolescent life skills and sexual reproductive health programming. The Umodzi project approach relies on the coordinated action of two existing initiatives to achieve the following outcomes:
o Adoption of gender-equitable attitudes and behaviours among adolescent boys and girls in primary school. o Improved health and development knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and selfcare practices among adolescent boys and girls in primary school. o Enhanced inter-generational relationships between men and boys and women and girls that are supportive of adolescent gender and SRHR 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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