Final Evaluation

Promote the resilience of disaster affected urban populations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

CARE International in Pakistan (CIP) implemented a Project title “Promote the resilience of disaster affected urban populations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” from June 01, 2017 to December 2018 in Peshawar with the primary focus on Community Based Disaster Risk Management, funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO). The project was implemented in three Union Councils (UCs) of Peshawar district including Andar Shehr, Khalisa-1 and Khalisa-2 and targeted 39,147 beneficiaries including vulnerable women, men, disables, refugees and minorities. The project was also aimed at institutional development of Govt. departments on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

An external evaluation was carried out to collect quantitative and qualitative data through structured survey, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The study was conducted in the project targeted UCs of Peshawar and with the stakeholders involved. The evaluation was based on Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) criteria including relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. In addition, the evaluation focused on project management and verification of DRR mitigation schemes rehabilitated.

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Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program Global Results Report

GEWEP II works with poor and vulnerable women and girls in some of the world’s most fragile states: Burundi, DRC, Mali, Myanmar, Niger and Rwanda. By end 2018, the programme has reached more than 1 067 200 women and girls, mainly through Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). Norad has supported VSLAs since they were first piloted in Niger in 1991.
Since then, Norad has supported over 47 800 groups and more than 1 100 000 women. During GEWEP II, from 2016 through 2018, more than 14 200 new groups were established. This report includes results on both outcome and output level. The table below summarises the results at outcome level, for indicators collected at the population level. Overall, there is a positive change in the perception and attitude to women’s economic, political and social empowerment in the programme intervention zones. On a national level, there has been positive changes in legislation, but implementation is still a challenge. Read More...

Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) Phase-III Final Evaluation Report

The Project “Where the Rain Falls” (WtRF)-Phase-III started in January 2017 and ended in February 2019. It aimed at improving the resilience of targeted vulnerable and marginalized communities to the impacts of increasing variability of rainfall patterns by promoting CARE’s SuPER (Sustainable, Profitable, Equitable and Resilient) agriculture approach through community-based adaptation. This Final Evaluation Report is based on the study conducted during the period of November through December 2018. [60 pages] Read More...

Rapport d’Evaluation du Projet AIDMATCH implémenté dans la ville de Goma (RD Congo) : Endline

Cette étude présente les résultats de l’évaluation finale d’un projet de santé sexuelle et de la reproduction des adolescents et jeunes financé par DFID et mis en oeuvre par Care International dans trois aires de santé de la ville de Goma de janvier 2016 à septembre 2017. Le but dudit projet est de réduire la fécondité des adolescentes par l’amélioration de l’accès à l’utilisation des méthodes contraceptives modernes. Une enquête de base avec une approche quantitative a été menée au début du projet durant la période du 26 mars au 5 avril 2016 pour déterminer les indicateurs qui servent de base de comparaison. L’enquête finale (Endline) s’est déroulée durant la période du 1er au 8 août 2017 et a utilisé deux approches : qualitative et quantitative. Une autre enquête quantitative a aussi été menée au même moment dans des aires de santé qui n’on pas été couvertes par les activités du projet AIDMATCH afin de servir des indicateurs témoins. Read More...

REDUCING MORBIDITY AND MALNUTRITION RATES AND INCREASING SELF-SUFFICIENCY THROUGH INTEGRATED WASH RESPONSES IN EAST AND SOUTH DARFUR

In Darfur, CARE has been focusing on providing assistance and support in the areas of health, nutrition, WASH, agriculture, food security, early recovery of market systems and peace building with various donors such as OFDA, ECHO, Dutch MoFA, UNDP UNICEF, WFP, and other private agencies.

CARE has been working through ECHO funding in East Darfur and South Darfur implementing emergency WASH activities since 2009. The 2018 funding covered the same areas of East and South Darfur as well as extension activities in South Kordofan, reaching refugees, IDPs and affected nearby host communities.

CARE International was able to sustain operation and maintenance of 6 water yards in Geredia (4 mortised and 2 solar pumps) and sustain O&M in Kalma (,6 solar pumps, one mortised system, rehabilitation of existing 12 water points and 9 hand pumps). In East Darfur, CARE contributed to the rehabilitation of one yards in Kairo for host community, O&M for 2 water yards in Kairo Refugees camps and 11 water distribution points in addition to 30 km of distribution network. CARE was able to construct and distribute 100 slabs household latrines in Gereida, and construction of 186 households’ latrine in Kalma camp. All details including hygiene promotion activities issues are reflected in the body of discussion.

Thanks to CARE’s actions, all water points visited were hygienic and protected from contamination with human and animals using separate water trough and drainage basins. The average water consumption per day is near 15 liters/consumption/day with proper distance. All plans were implemented as per the observation the team had in the visited sites and the reports received from the project staff and community representatives. In some cases, over plan accomplishment were reported.

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Women for Women: Creating Opportunities for Women in Enterprise Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Women for Women (W4W) project was implemented by CARE Ethiopia and its implementing partner, Mission for Community Development Program (MCDP), with the financial support from the H&M Foundation. The project was implemented for three years (February 2015-September 2018) and mainly targeted economically active but poor women in three sub-cities of Addis Ababa: Arada, Lideta and Kirkos. The project had an objective of empowering women entrepreneurs and women workers from low-income urban communities in Ethiopia to reach their full potential.

The evaluation result revealed that the project targeted appropriate group and made significant changes in the lives of women through its interventions on skill development, creating access to financial services, and facilitating market linkages, among others. Accordingly, the project has contributed to diversification and expansion of business activities of beneficiaries and enabled them to enjoy moderate net earnings. Through organizing women in to 182 VSLAs and 6 SACCOs, linking them to Addis Saving and Credit Institute and Addis Capital Goods Finance S.C., and preparing business plan competitions and granting capital for winners, the project has played a key role to improve women’s access to formal and informal financial services. This enable women to double their working capital after the project, increase their income and asset holding of the household, and improve their culture and level of saving. Read More...

For the Project of Financial Linkage for Inclusion: Remote Ethnic Minority Women

In line with CARE Vietnam’s program priorities, Financial Linkage for Inclusion – a project funded by VISA - focuses on empowering ethnic minority women in Dien Bien through financial inclusion. The programme was implemented from July 2015 until March 2018. This project aims to increase Remote Ethnic Minority Women’s access to formal financial products and services to increase their financial inclusion. Under FinLINK, CARE International in Vietnam entered into a partnership with LienVietPost Bank to deploy the solution. It focuses on piloting a product is ViViet to support ethnic minority women VLSA members with access to formal financial services including savings and micro-loans.

The greatest impact of the project is to help the women know how to save money and manage their families’ finance. This would have huge downscale impacts in terms of families being able to improve their family health, education status etc. 97.6% of the VSLA group members said that they could save money on a regular basis. Among the increased income sources, 85.5% of the women (the highest proportion) said that their families’ income increased thanks to their shares contributed to the VSLA groups and their interests. Because of a habit of saving, 65.9% of the women said that they always managed to keep cash for urgent and emergent situations like sickness, paying children’s tuition fees, buying
fertilizer/pesticide in the event of a pest attack. The project clearly impacted not just at the level of building knowledge but there is an evidence of actual change in the behavior. Read More...

CARE International DEC Ebola Emergency Response project

Final evaluation of the International Ebola Emergency Response project that addressed the impact of Ebola on particularly water, sanitation hygiene (WASH) and health with funds from the Disaster Emergency Committee (UK) in the United Kingdom. (54 pages)
The project was concentrated in the northern region of Sierra Leone. The evaluation focused on assessing the overall impact of the CARE DEC project activities in relation to WASH and health within the context of Ebola Emergency Response delivery in the four districts. Findings are presented based the research objectives in line with key themes on the data collection instruments as well as qualitative interviews with stakeholders and project beneficiaries, including CARE Sierra Leone DEC project manager. Study limitations and recommendations as well as a management response by CARE to the main recommendations from the evaluation have also been included.
From the report, it is evident that there has been significant increase in beneficiaries’ knowledge, attitude and practice about the Ebola Virus epidemic at the CARE International DEC sites. Survey respondents and qualitative interview participants testified that many non-governmental organizations did different interventions to control and eliminate Ebola. CARE was mentioned in many areas as a major contributor to the control of the epidemic especially as concerns distribution of hygiene kits and WASH sensitization activities. Read More...

Impacto de una intervención en seguridad alimentaria. Evaluación final del Programa REDESA

El Programa Redes Sostenibles para la Seguridad Alimentaria – REDESA, ejecutado por CARE Perú y financiado por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional – USAID, concluyó sus actividades después de cinco años, con evidentes logros y beneficios para las 58 570 familias pobres de 1 854 comunidades en 125 distritos de Ancash, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huancavelica y Puno. REDESA organizó su intervención alrededor del aumento sostenido de los ingresos familiares y de la mejora de las condiciones de salud, nutrición e higiene de las familias, para contribuir con la meta de reducir la desnutrición crónica de niños y niñas menores de tres años.

El Programa REDESA sustentó su intervención en una lógica integral de generación de ingresos sostenibles y de mejora de las condiciones de salud, con el soporte transversal de alianzas y asocios estratégicos con las instituciones y organizaciones locales públicas, privadas y de la sociedad civil. De esta manera, se constituye en un modelo integral experimental que ofrece los elementos y evidencias validadas para ser tomado en cuenta en el diseño e implementación de estrategias y acciones para la lucha contra la desnutrición crónica en el Perú. [80 paginas] Read More...

EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT IN ZIMBABWE

This study is a final evaluation for the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), a three year project implemented by CARE International in Zimbabwe (CARE), in partnership with various implementing partners in 11 districts of Masvingo, Manicaland, Matabeleland South and Harare provinces. The implementing partners in the project were Caritas Masvingo and the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP). Empretec was identified as the technical partner, while VIRL Rural and Social Services and CBZ Bank Limited were the financial partners. Other partners included Simukai Outreach Chipinge Children's Hope in Chipinge, United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ) in Chipinge and Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT) in Chiredzi, who are vocational training institutions roped in to conduct Internal Savings and Lending (ISALs) training. Government Ministries, which include the Ministry of Youths, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment (MYIEE), the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development (Ministry of SMEs), and the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development were also involved in the project. The project was aimed at ensuring that there is increased economic and social participation of male and female youths in Zimbabwe. It focused on the development of youth skills, including technical, business management and interpersonal skills and also facilitated community dialogues to ensure that families and communities support youths to participate in economic activities. The project also focused on creating sustainable relationships between youths and formal financial institutions, through the participation of two financial institutions: VIRL Rural and Social Services and CBZ Bank Limited. [107 pages] Read More...

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