Baseline Study/Evaluation

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...

HALOW+: Decent work and productivity Baseline Presentation

Presentation addressing the following questions: Are decent work conditions associated with worker productivity? Building on the baseline report, we explored decent work in terms of factory facilities (i.e., soap and water, toilet quality, and food), and in terms of workers’ relationships with supervisors and managers.
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HALOW+ Health Intervention Baseline Report

HALOW+ (an extension of the Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers project) is a partnership among GSK, M&S, and CARE, aimed at increasing Bangladeshi factory workers’ knowledge, empowerment, and access to health services. These workers often have low economic and social status, making it difficult for them to advocate for their needs. Because there is significant room for improvement in workers’ health (e.g., anemia is prevalent), and improved health is not just a benefit to workers but also facilitates greater productivity, this project combines the expertise of the three partner organizations to improve worker health and factory outcomes. [57 pages]
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Soybean Cultivation Practices Cargill PROSPER

Despite initiatives undertaken by some national and international organizations towards creating an enabling environment for soybean smallholders, most of such initiatives have been deficient in evaluating proper and improper current farming practices, which could have contributed to further reforming of this cultivation. Therefore, CARE International adopted the idea of preparing a study to measure and evaluate practices of soybean cultivation in the governorates of Minya, Beni Suef and Dakahliya. By using criteria and indicators of the reality and specificity of the soybean sector in Egypt, helping monitor and measure the form and degree of practices in order to identify problems, in such practices, suffered by smallholders and to find solutions that best suit them. [53 pages] Read More...

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...

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