Impact Report

An impact evaluation of the Safe Motherhood Promotion Project in Bangladesh: Evidence from Japanese aid-funded technical cooperation

This paper reports the findings from a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of the Safe Motherhood Promotion Project (SMPP) conducted in the Narsingdi district of Bangladesh. SMPP is a Japanese aid- funded technical cooperation project aimed at developing local capacities to tackle maternal and new- born health problems in rural areas. We assessed whether the project interventions, in particular, community-based activities under the Model Union approach, had a favorable impact on women’s access to and knowledge of maternal health care during pregnancy and childbirth. The project comprises a package of interlinked interventions to facilitate safe motherhood practices at primary and secondary care levels. [8 pages] Read More...

Impact Study for the Forest Resources Sector Transparency Programme

CARE International in Uganda has been supporting the implementation of Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) Programme at National level and in districts of the Albertine Region since 2013. The goal is: “civil society has increased transparency, accountability and responsiveness in forest governance for the benefit of poor Ugandan citizens”. The programme was mainly implemented through six partners and other key stakeholders who are CSOs, the Media, Local Governments, NFA and Ministry of Water and Environment.

This report documents findings from the impact study commissioned by CARE in 2017 to identify and document significant impacts, approaches employed and lessons learned as a result of implementing the FOREST programme as part of CARE’s learning agenda, in order to inform on-going and similar or related interventions in the future.” [50 pages]
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Evaluación del impacto del Proyecto FEMME en la reducción de la Mortalidad Materna y su importancia para la implementación de Políticas de Salud en el Perú

Dentro de las intervenciones desarrolladas en el Perú con el propósito de reducir la mortalidad ma- terna en este último lustro, destaca el Proyecto FEMME (Foundations for Enhancing Management of Maternal Emergencies), el cual ha venido actuando en algunas provincias de Ayacucho.
El proyecto FEMME es el resultado de un esfuerzo de asocio entre CARE Perú, el Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) a través de la Dirección Regional de Salud Ayacucho, el Instituto Especializado Materno Perinatal (IEMP) y el Hospital Regional de Ayacucho (HRA), entre los años 2000 y 2005. Su área de intervención prioritaria la constituyeron un conjunto de establecimientos de salud del MINSA. [186 pages]
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Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (PACE) Training Impact Assessment

In 2016, CARE International and Chrysalis carried out the P.A.C.E. training program for female workers of the tea plantation sector, in the Hatton and Watawala Regions in Sri Lanka. Sponsored by GAP Inc., the P.A.C.E. program created for female garment workers (FGWs) was scaled down and modified to better suit the schedule and capacity of female plantation workers (FPWs). This training program was conducted as a pilot for the FPWs. CARE’s facilitators and trainers were trained on the P.A.C.E. program by GAP’s P.A.C.E. Master Trainer in Sri Lanka. The conducted P.A.C.E. program consisted of the four core areas of training: Communication, Problem Solving and Decision Making (PSDM), Time and Stress Management (TSM), and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The WASH training was carried out by Chrysalis trainers in collaboration with the Estate Medical Officers, Health Officers and volunteers of each individual estate. [27 pages] Read More...

Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) Pilot Phase Impact Report

CARE Bangladesh has designed a project titled “Where the Rain Falls (WtRF)”, based on a research, which has been implemented in two sub-districts of Kurigram district in the northwestern Bangladesh with financial support from Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. This study provides an account of the effectiveness of a few measures considered under the project, in order to meet the above-mentioned needs of the smallholder farmers of the two target sub-districts. [63 pages] Read More...

A-Card Pilot Initiative Impact Assessment

mSTAR/Bangladesh, working with the Agriculture Extension Support Activity (AESA) led by Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), conducted pre- and postassessments in Faridpur district to understand the impact that a micro-credit product (called A-Card) delivered to smallholder farmers through Bank Asia’s agent banking had on participating farmers, associated ag-input retailers, and other relevant stakeholders, as well as to understand what further action can be taken to improve uptake of these services.
This report includes findings from the pre- and post-assessment surveys, beginning with farmers and retailers’ demographic information, including age, sex and education; as well as their mobile phone ownership, access and usage patterns. It also examines the knowledge and perceptions that stakeholders have of digital financial services (DFS), in addition to their perceived benefits from A-Card, associated challenges, and opportunities to scale up. In addition, this report includes some findings from a separate survey conducted solely by AESA. It concludes with recommendations based on the findings and feedback from stakeholders. [28 pages] Read More...

Atmanirbhar Project Impact Assessment Report

Implemented between December, 2014 to February 2017 with three months no cost extension, the project targeted newly married adolescent girls and women, women from ethnic and religious minority (Muslim women), groups and poorest strata of women of upper castes in the project VDCs Chhotkiramnagar, Rayapur, Semara, Thu. Pipaharahawa, Maryadpur, Bairghat, Ekala and Tenuhawa. The VDCs are located in mid-western and southern (Murchwar area) part of Rupandehi district. Atamnirbhar project focused to entrepreneurships skills development of women which has economically empowered to women and supported for the institutionalization of the seven cooperatives in project VDCs. These Women Agriculture Cooperatives are directed towards creating the sustainable rural employment, too. The main objective of the project was to make 1500 women members in 8 different women led saving & credit cooperatives and to create enabling-business environment to start up high growth potential women friendly micro business. It had of which 600 will be capable to run their own micro entrepreneurs.
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Krishi Utsho Micro-franchise Project Impact Assessment

64 page impact assessment of Krishi Utsho Micro-franchise project, an emerging social enterprise project. It runs on a micro- franchise model by CARE Bangladesh. KU started in the year 2012, as a part of Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) project to provide timely access to affordable and quality agro inputs and advisory services to rural smallholder dairy farmers, particularly women. Later on with the support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), the project selected shops in villages to ensure last mile access and branded 198 shops so far under KU brand. Those branded shops or franchisee are acting as a one stop solution center for more than 45,000 smallholder farmers combined, particularly for vulnerable women in North-East and South-West regions in Bangladesh, and thereby contributing to increased productivity and ensuring resilience in livelihood. KU will be expanding the product line in the franchisee shops according to farmers’ need. The purpose of this impact assessment was to identify the project impact on the beneficiary groups so far, to capture deviation (intended and unintended) from what it originally set out to do. The assessment thus intends to look at the model’s sustainability even after the project ceases to exist and make recommendations along this line. The information from this assessment will be used internally to make necessary adjustments, so that the project will achieve its intended objective and outcomes. Read More...

Lend With Care (LWC) Assessment Project

This 21-page document  is part of the Lendwithcare (LWC) assessment project and focuses on the evaluation of LWC Pakistani partner, the Islamic microfinance institution Akhuwat. The report was prepared by the University of Portsmouth (UoP), partner in the project, after a second wave of a household survey to a sample of Akhuwat clients who have been supported by the LWC crowdfunding platform. This report offers an initial snapshot of how the lives of LWC supported entrepreneurs have changed since they became Akhuwat clients.  Read More...

Home-based ECD parent education and support program

32 page impact report of CARE ECD program in Mozambique. The model of intervention employed in the CARE ECD program is based on recent thinking around home-based ECD, especially on the importance of caregiver wellbeing in the development of children under-five. Read More...

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