Rwanda

POWER Africa Midline – Effects of Linkage (Rwanda Cote d’Ivoire) Report Oct 2017

This report contains an midline analysis of CARE’s POWER/PROFIR (Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment) project on the financial health of village savings and loans groups in Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda. The project is a collaboration between CARE Canada, Access Africa, and MasterCard Foundation. POWER Africa /PROFIR is based on the VSLA approach as a means to provide access to valuable financial services and build a pathway towards formal financial inclusion for poor households in rural areas. The key measures of the effects of linkage that are assess in this study are (1) Standardized return on savings (ROS), (2) Standardized return on assets (ROA), (3) Savings per member, (4) bank balances, (5) bank account usage, and (6) Adoption of individual bank accounts. These indicators measure the outcomes of the project along key dimensions of POWER Africa/PROFIR’s objectives of building financial capacity for all clients and decreasing gender gaps in access to and control of financial skills, assets, and services. We also look at how group characteristics, like the proportion of women members, attendance, access to credit, and Read More...

POWER Africa Endline Linkage Effects Analysis Report May 2018

This report contains an endline analysis of CARE’s POWER/PROFIR (Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment) project on the financial health of village savings and loans groups in Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda. The project is a collaboration between CARE Canada, Access Africa, and MasterCard Foundation. POWER Africa /PROFIR is based on the VSLA approach as a means to provide access to valuable financial services and build a pathway towards formal financial inclusion for poor households in rural areas. The key measures of the effects of linkage that are assess in this study are (1) Standardized return on savings (ROS), (2) Standardized return on assets (ROA), (3) Savings per member, (4) bank balances, (5) bank account usage, and (6) Adoption of individual bank accounts. These indicators measure the outcomes of the project along key dimensions of POWER Africa/PROFIR’s objectives of building financial capacity for all clients and decreasing gender gaps in access to and control of financial skills, assets, and services. We also look at how group characteristics, like the proportion of women members, attendance, access to credit, and proximity to financial service providers interact with linkage status to affect groups’ outcomes. Read More...

Every Voice Counts (EVC) Midterm Evaluation Reports

Every Voice Counts (EVC) in a multi-country program being implemented in sic countries by CARE Netherlands in partnership with The Hague Academy for Local Governance, CARE Country Offices, and local Civil Society Organizations, and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the auspices of strategic partnership "Dialogue and Dissent." [94 pages] Read More...

Promoting Financial Inclusion for Smallholder Farmers Project (PROFIFA) Baseline

This report documents the findings of baseline survey for Promoting Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers Project (PROFIFA). This baseline survey was conducted by Strategic Development and Research Group (StratDever Ltd), on behalf of CARE International Rwanda in the period of October to December to 2017. The overall objective of the evaluation was to measure the initial level of impact and outcome indicators before the intervention of the PROFIFA project, set benchmark indicators and draw recommendations for better performance.
PROFIFA is a three year project funded by the Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) and Implemented by CARE International in partnership with DUHAMIC ADRI. The project aims to promote financial inclusion for 120,000 Small Holder Farmers (men, women and youth) organized into 4,000 farmer groups and involved in maize, livestock and horticulture value chains in 8 Districts of Rwanda such us Nyamagabe, Huye (Sothern province), Rulindo, Gakenke, Gicumbi (Northern province), Rwamagana, Kayonza and Gatsibo (Eastern province). [56 pages] Read More...

Enterprise Development for Out of School Adolescent Girls (EDOAG) Infographic Report

This evaluation report covers the end of project evaluation of the Enterprise Development for Out of School Adolescent Girls (EDOAG) project, which was launched in 2015; a brainchild of CARE International in Rwanda which was conceived after consideration of lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations of the end-line evaluation of FINAG project (2014). The EDOAG project was then launched to build on success registered with a blended approach focusing more on entrepreneurship development. [11 pages] Read More...

Women and Girls Participation in Decision Making for Imihigo and GBV issues

Care International Rwanda has contracted “A & G Services Ltd.” to conduct the study on “Women and Girls Participation in Decision Making for Imihigo and GBV issues”. The objective of this initiative was two-fold: The research firstly aimed at understanding which profiles of women and how these women have generally been participating and influencing decisions taken at both national and grassroots level in relation to GBV prevention and response. Secondly, the research additionally sought to analyze gaps and opportunities for Women and girls participation in planning and budgeting of the Imihigo process. [156 pages] Read More...

Enterprise Development for Out of School Adolescent Girls (EDOAG)

This evaluation report covers the end of project evaluation of the Enterprise Development for Out of School Adolescent Girls (EDOAG) project, which was launched in 2015; a brain child of CARE International in Rwanda, which was conceived after consideration of lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations of the end-line evaluation of FINAG project (2014). [85 pages] Read More...

FINAG: Improving the Livelihoods of Out-of-SChool Adolescent Girls Through Financial Inclusion

The project on Financial Inclusion for out-of-school Adolescent Girls (FINAG) was implemented by CARE International and Girl Hub Rwanda with funding support from Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR). FINAG promotes financial inclusion of out-of-school girls aged 14-19, intended to demonstrate an effective, sustainable and replicable approach to access and usage of financial services. The overall goal of the project was to ensure that the girls claim and enjoy their rights to full economic participation and contribution to the development and prosperity of their families, communities and the nation. [41 pages] Read More...

POWER Africa Midterm Evaluation

A reflective, formative Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) of the Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Rural Africa (POWER)/Promoting Opportunities for Financial Inclusion project in Rwanda (PROFIR) Program, commissioned by CARE Canada and the MasterCard Foundation (MCF), was implemented over a period of six months, from January to June 2016. The central objective of this evaluation was to “comprehensively and systematically summarize strategic learning and results that POWER has generated thus far in order to facilitate reflection on program achievements and challenges”. [154 pages] Read More...

Impact Evaluation of CARE’s Financial Inclusion Interventions in Rwanda’s Southern Province

The Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Rural Africa (POWER Africa) initiative, funded by the Mastercard Foundation and implemented by CARE Canada, aims to improve financial inclusion in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Rwanda by linking VSLAs with formal financial institutions. Promoting opportunities for Financial Inclusion in Rwanda (PROFIR), as the project is called in Rwanda, aims to facilitate the access of 180 000 people to formal financial services through linkages to various Financial Service Providers. The PROFIR project began in November 2013 and continued till December 2017. [38 pages] Read More...

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