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Promoting Land Rights for Ethnic Minority People in Vietnam

This evaluation is considered an external assessment that serves both accountability and learning purposes. The methodology employed is qualitative, and the evaluation scope covers five dimensions i.e. relevant, effectiveness, impact, sustainability and efficiency in consideration of the evaluation standards of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development/Development Assistant Committee (OECD/DAC).
The combination of various approaches was used to guide the preparation and implementation of the evaluations. That includes right-based, result-based, process-outcome, goal free, performance audit, need-based, participatory and independent approaches.
Key informant interviews (KIIs), Focus Groups, Group Interviews, Case Studies, field observations and Desk Reviews were key data collection methods. Triangulation and cross checking were the key techniques to consolidate and ensure the rigour of findings. Field studies were conducted in Hanoi, Lao Cai, Quang Binh and Kon Tum. In total, 57 informants participated in the evaluation representing village communities, LandNet, local authorities, CSOs, policy makers, and project holders. Informants representing different stakeholders were selected after desk review and consultation with project holders. [45 pages]
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Promotion de l’Acces Aux Toilettes et Aux Emplois a Bouake et Katiola a Travers la Reutilisation des Boues et Des Urines (PATER)

La zone septentrionale de la Côte d’Ivoire se singularise par l’extrême pauvreté de ses populations et l’insalubrité de l’environnement urbain, exacerbées par l’absence d’investissement durant la décennie d’instabilité politique et de conflits armé 2002-2011. L’appel à propositions de la Facilité Africaine de l’Eau (FAE) en 2011 pour des projets d’assainissement autonome en milieu urbain défavorisé a été mis à profit par l’Union des Villes et Communes de Côte d’Ivoire (UVICOCI). Le projet s’appuie sur les leçons tirées des initiatives pilotes de CARE et de l’Agence intergouvernementale Eau et Assainissement pour l’Afrique (EAA) dans ces dites communes. L’exécution de ce projet permettra aux communes de Côte d’Ivoire, regroupées au sein de l’UVICOCI, de disposer d’une stratégie : (i) de promotion de l’accès des ménages aux toilettes adaptées et aux services de vidange des produits (urine et boues); (ii) d’amélioration des rendements agricoles et pour la promotion de produits bio par la réutilisation de ces produits de vidange traités comme amendements organiques (boues traitées) et en prévention de l’enherbement (urine) en substitution aux intrants chimiques (engrais et herbicides), coûteux et peu accessibles dans ce contexte de pauvreté accentuée; (iii) d’amélioration de la qualité de leur environnement; (iv) et pour le développement socio-économique et de création de nouveaux métiers et d’opportunités d’emplois pour les jeunes et les femmes grâce à l’émergence de micro-entreprises, spécialisées dans la gestion des toilettes et des produits de vidange. Read More...

Improving Agricultural Production and Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Drought Affected Populations Project

The Masvingo El Nino Recover Project was implemented by CARE in Zimbabwe with funding from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The programme/project goal was to provide immediate assistance and recovery to drought affected populations in Masvingo Province through asset (livestock) protection, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and improved agricultural production. Specifically, the project aimed to:
 Improve agricultural production and productivity among smallholder farmers in marginal areas prone to drought
 Build household and community economic activities through establishing and strengthening Village Savings and Lending Associations (VS&L).
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Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor Pilot Final Evaluation

This report presents findings from an evaluation of the DFAT-funded Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor (RLP) pilot program in Lao PDR. The evaluation was conducted by the Laos Australia Development Learning Facility (LADLF). It provides key lessons for future investments in the social protection sector in Lao PDR and elsewhere, and contributes to the literature on asset and social transfers in response to poverty reduction in Lao PDR.
The RLP pilot represents an investment of approximately AUD 8 million from January 2014 to July 2017. Its purpose is to improve sustainable livelihoods of poorest households through the provision of productive assets, short-term cash transfers, and technical support addressing care of assets, enterprise development, financial literacy, disability and gender. The RLP pilot targeted 1,200 households in four districts of Lao PDR, namely Xepon, Soukhouma, Mounlapamok and Lao Ngam. The actual implementation of the RLP pilot reached 1,190 households in the beginning of the pilot, which then decreased to 1,154 households at the end of the pilot in June 2017. [56 pages] Read More...

Phongsaly Rural Development Project (PRDP) Final Evaluation

Care International Lao in Lao PDR (CARE INTERNATIONAL LAO) since 1992 has assisted implementing several successful projects in Lao PDR. Phongsaly Province is one of target provinces that rural poors are largely witnessed. Phongsaly Province, located in the northern most of Laos, is among the poorest provinces with 94.4% of total villages are poor and 53.3% of total households are poor (Source: NGPES), and 4 of seven districts in Phongsaly Provinces, mainly Mai, Khua, Yot Ou and Samphan Districts have been classified as poor districts among 72 poor districts in the country. The poor villages in three neighboring districts of Khua, Mai and Samphan take 85.8%, 94.7% and 100% respectively against total villages.
The project expands actions initiated under the current EC-funded Food Security project, and expands into two districts, Samphan and Mai. CARE will work with partners to add technically proven interventions and ensure the sustainability and diffusion of food and nutrition interventions locally and on a wider scale. This project was designed through joint CARE and District authority review of the current action and the AusAID and CARE Australia guidelines. Key associates such as the District Offices of Agriculture and Forestry (DAFO), Public Health (DPHO), the Lao Women’s Union (LWU) and other district departments and mass organisations, will be the focus of capacity development actions ranging from policy frameworks to technical approaches. [30 pages] Read More...

Women Organized for Rural Development Endline Evaluation

The 3-year (2014 – 2017) Women Organised for Rural development (WORD) project aimed to ensure 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 would sustain beyond the project duration. The project also intended 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 was that: Women’s livelihoods are improved and their interests voiced through strengthened community-based civil society organisations. The project’s specific objectives were:
1. To promote remote ethnic women’s collective actions through Income Generating Activities
2. To strengthen CBOs and NPAs to enable them to support and represent remote ethnic women
3. To enhance linkages between learning, programming and policy influencing. [99 pages] Read More...

Proyecto HOGASA

Los altos indicadores con tendencia al descenso estimados por el Estudio de HOGASA, aunque no homogéneos, ni globales ratifican la persistencia de la exclusión social que sufre el corredor seco; en Lempira e Intibucá casi la mitad de los niños y niñas presentan desnutrición crónica, con una situación de deterioro en ascenso en La Paz, requiriéndose intervenciones integrales hacia las causas estructurales de la desnutrición infantil3 focalizando las poblaciones, con perspectivas de ciclo de vida, pobreza y acceso a servicios de salud, con transversalizacion por género. [40 pages]
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Emergency nutrition and livelihood support for drought affected communities of East and West Hararghe, Ethiopia

The main purpose of the project final internal evaluation/ post distribution monitoring was to assess beneficiaries feeling on the overall project implementation and cash and/or goats utilization, impact of the cash and/or goats on their household food security and forward possible recommendations for future improvement. [18 pages] Read More...

Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Response to Support Drought-Affected Communities

The End line survey was carried out in five woredas/districts in Borena zone, Oromia regional state namely: (Arero, Dire, Dubluk, El-waye, Miyo & Teltele woredas). The end line survey intended to gather end line data regarding the current status of water supply, sanitation and hygiene coverage in the project implementation woredas that will used to compare the progress made at the end of the project period.
A total of 191 sampled households were involved in the study. Household level data has been collected from 12 kebeles located in 5 project targeted Woredas. From CARE side a total of 95 individuals (55 Female and 40 Male) and from ACF side 96 have participated in the end line survey. With regards to the type of respondents involved in the survey, majority (112) of them were mothers, 79 of them were fathers and. While the min-max age of respondents were between 16 to 80 years; the mean age of respondents was close to 43. Regarding the marital status of respondents, 154 of them are married & living together and majority of the respondents (close to 91 %) are either agro-pastoralist or pastoralist. [19 pages] Read More...

TESFA Qualitative Final Evaluation Report


TESFA project, funded by Johnson and Johnson Corporate Contributions, started in January 2015 aiming to reach 3,000 ever-married adolescent girls in order to bring measurable, positive change to ever married girls' sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and economic status. CARE Ethiopia has significant experience working with the same impact groups, in particular through an earlier phase of the TESFA project in a different geographical area funded by the Nike Foundation from 2010-2014. The J&J TESFA project complemented an ongoing Johnson & Johnson-supported WASH development initiative in the same geographical area in a selected number of kebeles, allowing CARE to share existing resources (technical capacity and tools) for cost-effective implementation and to make a collective, lasting impact on the target communities. [74 pages]
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