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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...

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project (GEWEP)

The Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project, a two years project that started in 2014, built on the ended ISARO project and funded by NORAD through CARE Norway to be implemented in Nyaruguru, Nyamagabe, Huye, Gisagara, Nyanza, Ruhango, Kamonyi and Muhanga Districts of the Southern Province. The GEWEP main goal is to empower vulnerable women to meet their socio-economic security and exercise their rights. The Project major component is a combination of VSLG activities, linkage to financial institution, strengthening entrepreneurship, linking women to private sector and functional literacy. [15 pages] Read More...

Enterprise Development for Out of School Adolescent Girls (EDOAG) Project Baseline Survey Report

The Enterprise Development for Out of School Adolescent Girls (EDOAG) is a CARE International in Rwanda project designed to benefit 10,000 girls who were enrolled in the FINAG project, in Huye Town and Nyamagabe Districts. The project is expected to lead to the following outcomes: 80% of the 10,000 girls manage their enterprises; 25% of the 10,000 girls are expected to get a loan from formal financial institutions in order to sustain or increase their business revenue; 5% of the 10,000 girl entrepreneurs are expected to create jobs for themselves and for others through the growth of their businesses.
CARE International Rwanda contracted PwC Rwanda Ltd to carry out the baseline survey for the EDOAG Project. The baseline survey was carried out with the aim of generating benchmarks for project indicators against which future progress, effectiveness and impact would be measured. The baseline survey reached 755 out of school girls, conducted 8 FGD and 9 KII. Read More...

Baseline Data Collection Report: CARE Rwanda Safe School for Girls and A Better Environment for Girls (BEE) Projects

This baseline study was commissioned by CARE International under the CARE Rwanda Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) Cohort 3 Safe School for Girls and A Better Environment for Girls (BEE) Projects. Cohort 3 of the PCTFI started in 2015 and is expected to end in 2020. This initiative is designed to take an innovative and multi-faceted approach to understanding barriers to acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for survival and continued human development faced by adolescent boys in girls during and beyond their formative years. This study provides and in-depth perspective on the demographics, living conditions, gender beliefs, sexual reproductive health beliefs and practices, and financial literacy of adolescent boys and girls in selected areas Rwanda, as well as information on household attitudes and beliefs, teaching attitudes, and the school environment in general. This study is based on information gathered from 1,291 adolescents, triangulated with data obtained from 1,192 adolescent heads of households, and 134 teachers from adolescent’s schools. The analyses in this study establish a baseline by which to benchmark the success of the PCTFI over the study period. Read More...

Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa Narrative Report

This 103 page report for the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) covers an extension period from July 2015 to June 2017. The extension period was funded by UKAid at the Department for International Development and Denmark’s Fund for Climate and Environment for NGOs managed by Civil Society in Development, as well as funds from the Australian Development Agency. The original ALP goal was maintained in the extension period: ‘to increase the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change,’ while the purpose was slightly modified: ‘Community-based adaptation (CBA) approached for vulnerable communities incorporated into development policies and programmes in Ghana, Kenya, and Niger, and replication ongoing in other countries in Africa.’ Read More...

Skilling for change – final evaluation report

This 73 page document describes endline findings of the CARE International Skilling for Change progr... Read More...

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