Baseline study

Youth Empowerment Project Baseline Survey Report

In June 2014, Care International embarked on a baseline study for the Sida- funded Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) in Zimbabwe. The study was done by a team comprising CARE International in Zimbabwe, its partners and an external consultant in nine of the eleven districts covered by YEP. The purpose of the study was to establish comprehensive baseline information that will be used to measure programme outcomes and impacts. The study would also serve as a benchmark for future measurement of the performance of the programme in contributing towards its overall goal of ‘increased economic and social participation of male and female youths in Zimbabwe.’ [90 pages] Read More...

Improving Agricultural Production and Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Drought Affected Population Baseline

CARE International in Zimbabwe through funding from USAID OFDA is responding to current El Niño phenomenon which affected Zimbabwe in 2015-16 Agriculture season. The El Niño induced drought is anticipated to be one of the most severe in the past 35 years. Findings from the ZimVAC Assessment (2016) indicate that food insecurity has risen to affect at least 2.4 million people (26% of the total rural population); Masvingo Province has one of the highest proportions of food insecure people (32%) in the country. [32 pages]
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Ardhi Yetu (Our Land) Programme Initiative Baseline Survey

This report presents the findings of a baseline survey commissioned by CARE Tanzania in support of its new Ardhi Yetu Programme Initiative, which was conducted between 10th March and 9th April 2014. The purpose of the baseline survey was to enable CARE Tanzania have a better understanding of the status of the three strategic partners of the Programme - Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET), Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) and the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (HAKIARDHI) - and establish initial values of indicators against which progress of implementation of Programme activities shall be measured.

Ardhi Yetu Programme, which commenced in January 2014 seeks to support the strengthening of capacity of Tanzanian CSOs to promote land rights of smallholder farmers and pastoralists as a means of ensuring food security. It is supported by CARE Denmark as part of its multi-country civil society strengthening programme implemented in seven countries and funded through a framework agreement between CARE Denmark and DANIDA; and shall run for four years with the possibility of an extension to five years. [38 pages] Read More...

South Darfur Emergency Assistance and Recovery Programme

Care International Switzerland (CIS) has been operating in South Darfur since 2009, providing emergency and early recovery interventions in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and nutrition. The current South Darfur Emergency Assistance and Recovery Program focuses specifically on these three sectors, and aims to provide services to the most vulnerable in Assalaya, Kalma, Kass, Gereida and Kubum IDP camps in South and East Darfur. This baseline evaluation survey of existing Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) was conducted in order to guide and develop behaviour changes in the three intervention areas, as well as learn from previous project efforts. To this end, a mixed approach of quantitative and qualitative methods was used. 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...

Udaan: Catching the Missed Opportunity Project Baseline Report

The Udaan: Catching the Missed Opportunity Project has been developed for 3 years focusing on developing and delivering an accelerated learning approach for girls between the age of 10 to 14 years who are from marginalized and socially excluded communities and have never been to school or have dropped out in their early grades. This project wants to give out-of-school girls a second chance by providing a catch-up course that is appropriate to their needs and that equips them with the necessary skills to lead a self-determined life. Through this project, CARE directly contributes to Nepal’s efforts towards achieving MDG-2. The goal of the project is that the participating adolescents together with their families become aware on their rights, educated, conscious on their roles, economically productive and empowered to fight against their social taboo and become less vulnerable for trafficking. Main objective of the project is to empower approximately 360 girls of poor, vulnerable and socially excluded families of Kapilvastu District, who dropped out from school to complete their primary and/or secondary education. Read More...

Integrated Gender, GBV, and Shelter Response Project Baseline Survey

The project “Integrated Gender, Gender Based Violence and Shelter Response Project Baseline Survey” in coordination with CARE Nepal was developed in order to identify the baseline scenario regarding Gender, GBV and Shelter of the study area – Dhading. The study aimed to identify the current situation of Gender, Gender Based Violence/Violence Against Women (VAW), Shelter and Disaster Risk Reduction in the study area of six VDCs of Dhading district. The baseline survey utilized the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) model of survey and situational analysis to measure awareness, exposure relevance and participation in relation to the proposed project activities. Read More...

Nepal Earthquake Recovery Response Restoration of Health Facilities with Improved Access to SRMH and WASH Services Baseline Report

The overall objective of this survey was to establish the baseline values on the project indicators as provided in the project logical framework and monitoring and evaluation (M & E) plan. The baseline survey is part of an initial program assessment to inform setting of benchmarks before project intervention that will determine achievements the project’s achievements at the end of the implementation period. The baseline will also provide opportunity to validate design assumptions, updating context information in the target VDCs and inform changes on the design of the project in the logical framework and any necessary alignment on monitoring indicators. Read More...

Hausala: Empowering Adolescent Girls Baseline Report

Care Nepal, an International non‐Government organization, is implementing Hausala; project that is  designed to empower the girls from Dalit and marginalized communities in the two districts (Rupandehi  and Kapilvastu) of western terai of Nepal. The project goal is to ensure that Adolescent Girls in Nepal  have Better Life Opportunities. The project aims to create an environment in which marginalized  adolescent girls can build their capabilities to pursue opportunities & realize their aspirations. The  project aims to achieve its objectives by providing access to accelerated learning programs for  marginalized & socially excluded adolescent girls (especially those from Dalit, Muslim and other  marginalized communities in the project area) who have either dropped‐out or never been to school.  Nepal Evaluation and Assessment Team (NEAT) supported CARE Nepal to conduct the baseline study.  Read More...

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