Baseline Study/Evaluation

Towards Improved Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) Project Baseline Qualitative Study Report

Operational in Ethiopia since 1984, CARE’s involvement into sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and maternal, newborn and child Health (MNCH) programming began in 1995 with the Family Planning and HIV/AIDS program. Since that time, CARE has gained expertise in the design and implementation of family planning and MNCH programs in Ethiopia by piloting innovative approaches, social analysis and action, village saving and loan association, mobilizing communities, encouraging behavior change communication, and engaging with government and local organizations etc. CARE Ethiopia's experience working with stakeholders at various levels to develop and implement sustainable family planning and MNCH activities, combined with global leadership in SRH, MNCH and HIV/AIDS equips CARE with the unique skills to tackle enduring and emerging issues that affect the health and wellbeing of women, men and children of Ethiopia. [64 pages]
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Baseline Study Right to Food Nepal

Right to Food Project (RtF Project) is a six year project being implemented in Siraha, Udayapur and Okhaldhunga from January 2014. The project will be implemented in partnership with Right to Food Network, Community Self Reliance Centre and National Farmers Groups Federation. The impact groups for the project are small holder and landless farmers with a focus on women and other marginalized groups. [117 pages] Read More...

Women for Change (W4C): Situation socio-économique de référence des femmes rurales dans le Département de Guéyo

Exécuté par Care Côte d’Ivoire avec un financement de Mars Inc. le Projet « Women for Change » (W4C) est dans sa phase expérimentale dans 14 localités du département de Gueyo (région de la Nawa). Son objectif est de réduire la marginalisation des femmes rurales et contribuer à renforcer leur autonomisation socio-économique. Pour atteindre cet objectif, le Projet met l’accent sur la mise en œuvre d’initiatives qui favorisent l’accès des femmes à l’information et aux opportunités économiques, qui améliorent leur statut et leur position sociale au sein de la communauté ainsi que leur participation aux processus de prise de décisions. Read More...

Northern Upland Promoting Climate Resilience Baseline Report

Weather variability and long term climate change are not recent phenomena or unknown to farmers in Phongsaly, the northernmost province of Lao PDR, who live and thrive from weather-dependent agriculture and ecosystems. A more unpredictable length, start and end of the rainy and dry seasons, stronger winds and storms, longer droughts but at the same time increased intensity of rainfall resulting in floods and localized landslides, and erratic temperature patterns with more severe cold and hot spells all heavily impact on livelihoods, people and natural resources. At the same time, farmers are positively as well as negatively influenced by other socio-economic influences such as infrastructure development, international and local market pressures, modernization of agriculture, hydropower expansion and increased connectivity.
While adversity brings challenges, it also leads to change with farmers already demonstrating successful actions to confront disasters and climate change. Building on their variable capacities, shaped by factors such as gender, poverty, access and control over resources, governance and power imbalances, women and men from a diversity of ethnic groups generate responses and ideas to adapt to the effects of a changing social, economic and natural environment.
Within this dynamic resilience context, CARE, CCL and SAEDA in partnership with local authorities are implementing the „Northern Uplands Promoting Climate Resilience’ (NU PCR) project, in 3 districts of Phongsaly province. Through targeted support on climate risk analysis and planning, gender-responsive livelihood and disaster risk reduction interventions, and research and documentation for advocacy and scaling, the project aims to improve the resilience of communities in 30 villages, directly reaching 1,500 farming households and indirectly more than 78,000 women and men. The project started in 2014 and will be implemented until March 2018. [64] Read More...

Women Organised for Rural development (WORD) project Baseline

The 3-year (2014 – 2017) Women Organised for Rural development (WORD) project ensures benefits to remote ethnic women (REW) and their communities through strengthening community-led farmers and women’s groups (community based organisations - CBOs) in order to strengthen REW livelihoods and foster demand driven service delivery that will sustain beyond the project duration. The project also aims to promote the role of Non-Profit Associations (NPAs) in Lao PDR’s rural development and influence Government of Lao PDR (GoL) policy by documenting and sharing learning about this way of working with NPAs and ethnic minority communities. The project’s overall goal is that: Women’s livelihoods are improved and their interests voiced through strengthened community-based civil society organisations. Key approaches to implementation of the project will be (i) using income-generation activities and small development grants as an ‘entry point’ to women’s empowerment, (ii) gender transformative CBO and NPA strengthening, (iii) working in partnership, and (iv) research and advocacy. [72 pages] Read More...

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms Project (GSAM) Baseline

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanism (GSAM) project is a five (5) year USAID funded project which focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital development projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. GSAM is designed to strengthen social accountability by improving information to CSOs and the citizenry in the project districts to enhance their capacity to demand accountability. The project seeks to improve accountability by enhancing mechanisms of bottom-up social accountability in MMDAs through increasing the quality and quantity of information available to citizens about the effectiveness of capital projects through extensive CSO monitoring, the production of scorecards, and public information campaigns.
Prior to the rollout of the intervention, the GSAM team collected baseline data in 26 district assemblies in 8 regions of Ghana. The purpose of the baseline study was to establish the situation prior to the roll up of project interventions, document the first measurement of indicators to be used to determine progress, and which will serve as benchmarks for setting targets to be achieved at the completion of the project intervention. Read More...

Integrated Platform for Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Sambodhan Baseline

This report presents the findings of the baseline study of National Women Commission’s (NWC) Integrated Platform for Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response (IPGBVPR) project funded by the World Bank. The specific objective of this study was to collect baseline data for the project's indicators. The study has also strived to collect information on community's perception on prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their locality, and acceptance of GBV and norms related to GBV by the community. Findings of this study are expected to help NWC devise an effective work plan for the IPGBVPR project. [119 pages] Read More...

Household Economic Security for Poor Women (HESP) Project Baseline

The Household Economic Security for Poor Women (HESP) project is an initiative of CARE InternationalinGhanawithfundingfromtheBigLotteryFund(BLF). Thethreeyearprojectseeksto improve the economic security of women smallholder farmers and their households in the Upper East and West regions of Ghana.The project intervenes in the soy and groundnut value chain by improving sustainable and climate smart farming practices, improving extension services accessible by women, improving access to agriculture inputs and financial services. The project also seeks to identify and engage with appropriate private sector players to improve market access by smallholder women farmers, engage with men and boys as change agents to challenge gender inequities dictated by traditional norm and customs and also; engage the support of traditional authorities to improve access and ownership of land and productive resources by women. HESPdirectly targets 3,000 women smallholder farmers and indirectly benefit a total of 18,000 household membersin the Garu-Tempane and Lambussie-Karni districts of the Upper East and Upper West regions of Ghana [43 pages] Read More...

Participatory Rural Development Baseline Study

Research method and tools
We chose a focusgroup and in-depth interview as qualitative research methods which enabled us to check the results of the quantitative research. As research tools we used a preliminary developed guideline for focus groups and an unstructured questionnaire for in-depth interviews. About 4 focus groups and 7 face-to-face interviews were conducted within the qualitative research. 41 individuals participated in the qualitative research.

Target Group
Local Action Group (LAG) members were identified as a target group of the qualitative research. In particular, participants of the research were representatives from the general assembly and the board of LAG. It is necessary to mention that Local Action Group is composed of the representatives of CSOs, private sector and local government.
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AWASAR Project Baseline Report

CARE Nepal has entrusted RECID Nepal to carry out a baseline survey of AWASAR project. The main objective of the baseline survey was to establish baseline benchmark by collecting quantitative and qualitative information. The baseline survey has yielded the parameters which can be used during the midline and end line evaluation. The baseline survey assessed the existing situation of agriculture/livelihoods, education, nutrition and food sufficiency status of migrating families of the project VDCs. [69 pages] Read More...

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