Baseline Study/Evaluation

Women and Youth Entrepreneurs Leading Change (OBADER)

Report on the Baseline Assessment carried out for the CARE West Bank and Gaza (now CARE in the occupied Palestinian territory) project OBADER (Women and Youth Entrepreneurs Leading Change). [102 pages] Read More...

Camp 13 and Camp 16 Comparative Baseline

CARE Bangladesh has partnered with IOM since November 2017 as Site Management Support Agency in Camp 16 (Potibunia) of Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar District. CARE was then appointed as Site Management agency in Camp 13 as of 01 January 2019.

A joint baseline assessment was conducted in both camps being managed by CARE Bangladesh (Camps 13 and 16), supported by two main donors – IOM and IRW. The purpose of this baseline was to provide measurable data against which progress meeting targets, indicators, outcomes and objectives could be evaluated, as well as to help prioritise activities and focus of work across the two locations. The Baseline was planned for December 2018, but due to national elections and subsequent restricted access to the camps, data collection was postponed until early January. A core assumption of this Baseline is that the conditions or context in the camps will not have changed much in the months prior to data collection, and thus the Baseline from January 2019 may portray the situation in late 2018. [33 pages]
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POWER Africa – Baseline Report

Description of the document: POWER Africa aims to increase financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire, Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda through the VSLA approach while also creating a platform for sharing lessons learned within and between the four target countries. In this context, it is vital to be able to access (and assess) the experience of each country, which can only be achieved by carrying out an in-depth base-lining exercise to identify the current situation in the lives of rural people in the target countries – and then measure progress against that situation. The consulting company has been contracted to design and implement an extensive baseline study, to build local capacity and enabling the tools and database to be used effectively to conduct further studies at mid and end-line points. The study shows that: 1. Proportionally, more VSLA women and saving than non-VSLA women; 2. VSLA women are saving larger sums than VSLA men and non-VSLA women and men; 3. Resorting to loans from the VSLA solidarity fund is reducing the strain on already hard-pressed relatives and neighbors; 4. 87% of VSLA women and one or more IGA (78% for non-VSLA women); 5. VSLA men tend to have just one IGA; 6. VSLA women (42%) are taking out loans to fund their IGAs, as opposed to only 26% non-VSLA women; 7. VSLA men are not using their loans for IGA development; 8. VSLA women are already reporting feeling more positive and confident about expressing their opinions and participating in household decision-making; 9. VSLA men are aware of the benefits of including women in decision-making and say they committed to encouraging it in their households.

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Humanitarian Program Baseline/KAP Survey Report- Balkh and Kabul Provinces

CARE’s Emergency Shelter, NFI, Hygiene, SRHR and Livelihood Support for Disaster-Affected Populations in Afghanistan (EHSSAN) Project has planned to assist 4,400 households in seven provinces (Kabul, Balkh, Parwan, Kapisa, Ghazni, Paktia and Khost). The hygiene, CFW, SRH, Winterization and UCG activities are implemented in two Kabul and Balkh provinces as project plan and rest of NFI and shelter assistance are provided to all targeted provinces. A baseline study was conducted to establish baseline values for indicators of intended outcomes and collect information about the target group prior to intervention. The survey findings in Kabul and Balkh provinces shows that, 19% of families are headed by women in the targeted area and 52.8% of women involved in CDCs & household level decision making. Regarding their income main source 89% of respondents said they received income from daily wage activities to fulfil their basic need in current situation. 48% of targeted people received humanitarian assistance from different humanitarian actors in past 6 months. 98% of individual respondent declared that, their basic need is cash, 62% of individual declared that their basic need is food assistance. 34% of FGD respondent confirmed that, their basic need is cash as well, but 67 % of female respondent basic was job opportunity and vocational trainings. 67% of women have economy contribution with their family through skill and job salary. [33 pages] Read More...

Gender Sensitive Citizen Charter Project: Baseline Study and Gender Gap Analysis

The Citizen Charter approach adopted by the project “Gender Sensitive Citizen Charters” follows the approach that citizens and civil society also have important roles to play in improving and delivering public services and achieving social outcomes... Too often citizens do not know what their basic entitlements and responsibilities are, or what performance they can expect of service providers. This lack of information prevents people accessing services, allows for underperformance of services and makes it easier for local officials and service providers to divert public resources for illicit gain. Many countries have established Service Charters, backed by information campaigns which make clear what services and benefits people are entitled to receive, the performance standards they should expect, and the grievance redress channels they can use when things go wrong. The project “Gender Sensitive Citizen Charters” adopts a gender approach for the citizen’s charter in order to respond to many challenges faced at the community levels in Egypt. One of these main challenges is the poverty level. The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reports that Egypt’s poverty line has soared to a whopping 27.8 percent in 2015, compared to 25.2 percent back in 2011.Poverty is usually linked to distribution of resources but also to “who” can access them and “how”. Therefore, implementing a gender approach is essential as it helps in analyzing the power structures and the proper interventions to change them. This study aims at introducing a baseline study and a gender gap analysis. It depended on qualitative data collection through focus group discussions (FGDs) with women and men in both governorates where the project is implemented: Beni-Suef and Qena. It also collected data through key informant interviews with head of NGOs or CDAs in the villages and districts where the FGDs were conducted. [48 pages] Read More...

Integrated Emergency Response Program for South Sudanese Refugees and Affected Host Community Members: Baseline

The CARE International in Uganda is implementing three projects through funding from the Australian Development Agency (ADA), Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The NMFA and GAC are being implemented in Rhino Extension, Omugo Settlement while ADA is operating in Imvepi settlement. The projects are designed to address core protection pillars in the refugee programing and emergency response that are in tandem with part of CARE’s priority interventions areas that targets reduction in vulnerability of refugees and host communities, through the promotion of human dignity, increased resilience, and improved protection. In order for CARE to measure project indicators at baseline that would also serve as a benchmark needed to assess progress at the end of project implementation. Varimetrics Group Limited was contracted to conduct an integrated baseline evaluation survey of the three projects in both Imvepi and Rhino Omugo settlements to provide baseline indicators’ performance measurements. [57 pages] Read More...

Sports for Change (S4C) Baseline

Sports for change (S4C) projects aims at leveraging sports activities (Karate and Soccer) to contribute to addressing female disempowerment, gender based violence that is common in schools. The project seeks to raise awareness in schools and communities around schools targeting both learners aged 12-17 and key gatekeepers that interface with the girl including teachers, parents and religious leaders. By the end of the project in 2021, the project hopes to have built a critical mass of youth’s advocates that will keep the momentum of advocating for girl on issues of GBV and gender equality. The project also hopes to cause a shift in society’s attitude towards girls’ empowerment and sexual gender based violence. The project commenced in 2018 is expected to wrap up in 2021. [51 pages] Read More...

Pro-Resilience Action Program Baseline Study

Christian Aid and United Purpose are leading separate consortia implementing the ProResilience Action (Pro ACT) programme with funding from the European Commission. The programme aims to address existing food and nutrition security challenges among the poorest households under social cash transfer in seven districts by increasing their resilience to climaterelated stresses and shocks. The project will support interventions that foster great resilience to climatic shocks and diversification of livelihoods for vulnerable households and create synergies with the existing support to Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP). With this background, Christian Aid Malawi and United Purpose jointly commissioned the baseline study for the programme. The assessment was required to establish and verify baseline indicators related to the current food and nutritional status of the project beneficiaries and their ability to respond to climatic shocks. The baseline was conducted in the 7 districts of Nsanje, Zomba and Mulanje under the United Purpose led consortium and in Chikwawa, Mwanza, Neno, Mzimba North and Mzimba South under the Christian Aid led consortium The overall objective of the assignment was to carry out a baseline study for the “Pro-ACT programme” in order to determine the pre-project situation against major project indicators. This would provide a benchmark on which to formulate project targets and a basis for assessing project milestones during and impact after implementation. [83 pages] Read More...

BRIDGES Project Baseline Report

CARE International commissioned a consultancy to conduct the BRIDGES baseline study in Mogadishu, Garowe, Galkacyo, Kismayo and Hargeisa Districts in December 2017. The main objective of the baseline study was to establish a baseline measurement for the BRIDGES project objectives, results and indicators which will be used as benchmarks against which progress of achievements, as well as impact, effectiveness and efficiency of the project will be measured and evaluated using verifiable indicators presented in the logical framework during the project implementation phase. The specific objectives of the baselines study were:
1. Determine the baseline status on all indicators as established in the project’s log-frame
2. To review the relevance, feasibility and targets of indicators established in the project’s
log-frame and provide recommendations on possible improvements
3. To provide a baseline understanding of the market/employment situation
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Projet de Résilience Inclusive et Durable des Agriculteurs et Pasteurs du Mali (RIDAP)

Le secteur de l’agriculture et l’élevage est fortement fragmenté, prédominé par l'agriculture de subsistance et l’élevage extensif itinérant. Selon le dernier recensement agricole de 2004, le Mali compte environ 800.000 fermes qui emploient 8,9 millions de personnes. La plupart sont des petites exploitations. Soixante-huit % des producteurs travaillent sur des exploitations inférieures à 5 hectares (ha), tandis que 18 % disposent de 5 à 10 hectares de terres, mais manquent de matériel indispensable à leur activité. L’effectif du cheptel est estimé à 11 419 900 bovins, 17 400 000 ovins, 24 023 800 caprins, 561 500 équins, 1 099 900 asins et 1 192 900 camelins selon la DNPIA en 2017 avec un PIB au prix curant pour l’élevage et la pêche estimé à 1 214 milliards de F CFA contre 3 412 milliards pour tous le secteur primaire. En outre, une grande partie du réseau de pistes rurales qui permet l'accès au bassin de production agricole, n'est pas praticable pendant la saison des pluies, ce qui empêche les producteurs d'accéder aux marchés urbains et d'exportation. Ce qui fait que les exploitations agricoles familiales restent en marge des opportunités de croissance. Derrière cette absence d'intégration des exploitations agricoles familiales au détriment d'une plus grande productivité - chaines de valeur créatrices et génératrices de valeur (notamment à travers la transformation de produits), se cache également un faible niveau d'organisation et de capacité des marchés. Ces conditions n’existent pas seulement au sein des marchés, où les plus grands opérateurs sont souvent absents, mais également au sein des organisations interprofessionnelles, coopératives et autres groupes professionnels. [54 pages] Read More...

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