Uganda

Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA) Baseline Report

The Government of Uganda in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly designed the project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA). The overall goal of PROFIRA is to increase income, improve food security and reduce vulnerability in rural areas. Its development objective is to sustainability increase access to and use of financial services by the rural poor population focusing on outreach, sustainability and poverty alleviation. The project has 3 major components (1) SACCO Strengthening and Sustainability (2) Community Based Financial Services and (3) Policy and Institutional Support. CARE international in Uganda is in a Consortium with Karamoja Private Sector Development centre (KPSDPC) received funding from the Government of Uganda to implement the Project for Financial inclusion in rural Areas (PROFIRA) in North Eastern Uganda. The consortium will contribute towards PROFIRA’s overall goal through sub component 2.1 of “Establishment of new CSCGs” [88 pages] Read More...

FSDU Final Project Report

CARE International in Uganda with funding from FSDU implemented a twenty months digitalized financial service project targeting 12,350 youth in Kibaale/Kagadi district. The project end date was 31/12/2016. The project had an extension of three months, 1stJanuary to 31stMarch 2017 at IPO level and 28th/04/2017 at CARE level respectively. The project goal was that “Rural and peri-urban youth aged (15-30yrs) in Kibaale/Kagadi district have increased access to financial services and engage meaningfully with the financial market
actors for sustainable financial inclusion”. The project had four specific objectives that focused on; strengthening the organizational capacity of youth through Youth Savings and Loans Associations (YSLAs) as the first step towards inclusion in the financial sector; ensuring establishment of structures that enable the youth to access formal financial services; provision of technical support that builds the financial industry’s knowledge base that heightens youth financial inclusion and establishment of a structure that supports the formal financial institutions’ and telecom companies to outgrow the “sub-scale trap” and reach a critical mass of youth customers. [42 pages] Read More...

Financial Sector Deepening in Uganda (FSDU) Baseline

CARE International Uganda (CARE) is presently implementing a pilot project for the digitalized financial services for the youth with funding from Financial Sector Deepening in Uganda (FSDU). The overall aim of the project is to ensure that 12,399 youth in Kibaale district are accessing financial education and services through Youth Savings and Loan Associations (YSLAs) and linking them through a digitalized platform using AIRTEL services to postBank. It also intends to institute youth friendly products in financial institutions so that the youth can be able to improve their household incomes. Read More...

Northern Uganda Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Programme

This is the final report of Financial Literacy and Linkage Banking Project (FLIP) implemented by CARE International in Uganda from 15th August 2012 to 12th November 2013 with funding from European Union through the Northern Uganda Agriculture Recovery Programme (ALREP). The project purpose was to achieve result area 4 of ALREP i.e. “Availability of agricultural finance to producers, traders and processors increased”. The project had three main result areas: 1) Increase financial literacy of small and medium scale actors (individuals and groups) in the agricultural sector in Northern Uganda increased; 2) Small and medium scale actors (individuals and groups) that save with and acquire loans from formal financial institutions for agricultural and agribusiness purposes increased; and 3) Formal financial institutions’ procedures and products are more geared towards the needs of small and medium scale actors in the agricultural sector. [43 pages] Read More...

Impact Report of Male Engagement Initiative (MEI) of CARE’s NUWEP

The goal of this program is to achieve a peaceful society where women and men are equally empowered to enjoy their human rights. Under this domain which will focus on this issue in Northern Uganda is WEP. Northern Uganda has been engulfed in a protracted conflict for over 20 years and is in a recovery period. Women are usually the most affected and vulnerable sect in this context. Therefore many developmental organizations targeted women as their main beneficiaries to curtail large percentage of those being vulnerable. In the process, they neglected men who are the main bread winners. [29 pages] Read More...

Impact Study for the Forest Resources Sector Transparency Programme

CARE International in Uganda has been supporting the implementation of Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) Programme at National level and in districts of the Albertine Region since 2013. The goal is: “civil society has increased transparency, accountability and responsiveness in forest governance for the benefit of poor Ugandan citizens”. The programme was mainly implemented through six partners and other key stakeholders who are CSOs, the Media, Local Governments, NFA and Ministry of Water and Environment.

This report documents findings from the impact study commissioned by CARE in 2017 to identify and document significant impacts, approaches employed and lessons learned as a result of implementing the FOREST programme as part of CARE’s learning agenda, in order to inform on-going and similar or related interventions in the future.” [50 pages]
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Northern Uganda Women Empowerment Program (NUWEP)

On July 2010 the Engaging Men Initiative started implementation in 10 CARE country offices. These COs used different mechanisms to implement the initiative. In some COs the initiative was integrated into ongoing Norad-supported Women Empowerment Programs (WEPs). Others implemented the initiative across the entire WEP portfolio of the CO, while in few COs men’s engagement supplemented smaller women empowerment projects. While the experience of working with men long existed in CARE, there has not been a deliberate attempt to target and mobilize men as allies to pursue CARE’s women’s empowerment agenda. There neither is the understanding/proper documentation of which strategies work best in this regards, or what the potential consequences of engaging men would be. The purpose with this reporting therefore is mainly to support the learning that is taking place within COs in the implementation of the Engaging Men Initiative through creating opportunity for critical reflection as well as the documentation of the key results. Please note that most of the questions below refer specifically to the Engaging Men Initiative and not to the larger WEP portfolio. [18 page]
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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...

Youth savings and lending associations-banking on change

This 58 page document highlights endline impacts of CARE's Banking on Change program in partnership ... Read More...

Women’s Empowerment Project Uganda

Endline evaluation of the CARE Norway supported women’s empowerment programme in Uganda. Read More...

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