Special Evaluation

Urban Protection Response Program

CARE Jordan’s Urban Protection Response Program encompasses a resilience programming by managing a system of incentive-based volunteering and internship programs, creating opportunities for income-generation, conducting vocational and capacity-building training sessions, and providing kits and raw materials to facilitate the establishment of home-based businesses. Livelihood training sessions have included vocational skills such as beautification,
barbering, cooking, sewing, handicrafts design and production, and technological repairs and maintenance. CARE’s livelihoods impact assessment carried out in October 2016 indicated that these activities have improved participants’ resilience, with 60% reporting that they felt more economically self-reliant, and 75% stating that they had learnt new skills that would increase their chances of earning a better income. Respondents also indicated that their participation in livelihood activities had allowed them to develop new friendships and interact within their communities. In addition to livelihood activities, CARE Jordan has worked on building the capacities of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and supported the development of microbusinesses as well as savings and loans associations. [36 pages] Read More...

The Effect of Addressing Demand for as well as Supply of Emergency Obstetric Care in Dinajpur, Bangladesh

The Dinajpur SafeMother initiative (DSI) was designed to test the impact of several interventions on use of obstetric services in government health facilities in Northwester Bangladesh during 1998-2001. Intervention: Facility-based interventions included upgrading health facilities. The sub-district hospitals or Upazila Health Centers (UHCs) had earlier been upgraded to provide basic emergency obstetric care. The project undertook activities designed to improve the quality of care in the facilities which included team-building among providers, case reviews, and a stakeholders' committee. [10 pages] Read More...

Sisi Vajana “We the Youth” Initiative

Sisi Vijana is a three-year (December 2013- November 2016) innovative initiative that works with young people between 13 to 23 years old in Burundi and DRC. The objective of the initiative is to reduce sexual and gender-based violence and promote gender equality. Due to the lack of research on masculinity among young people in the Great Lakes region, the first phase of this initiative includes a formative study on the attitudes of young people towards gender equality, masculinity, sexuality and violence. The results will contribute to the development of a regional model of engagement of young men and boys focused on transforming gender roles. The model will be used for capacity building of youth in the prevention and fight against SGBV. [52 pages] Read More...

L’initative Sisi Vijana (“Nous Les Jeunes”)

D’une durée de trois ans (Décembre 2013- Novembre 2016) SISI VIJANA est une initiative innovatrice qui travaille avec les jeunes de 13-23 ans du Burundi et de la RDC car travailler avec des jeunes hommes s'est avéré être une stratégie efficace pour redéfinir les normes de genre d'une société en faveur de l'égalité des genres. L’initiative est mise en œuvre par deux partenaires locaux à savoir REJA et JJB dans les provinces de GITEGA et NGOZI. L’objectif de l’initiative est de réduire les violences sexuelles basées sur le genre (SGBV) ainsi que la promotion de l’égalité des genres. En raison de l’absence des recherches sur la masculinité chez les jeunes dans la région des Grands Lacs, la première phase de cette initiative comprend une étude formative sur les attitudes des jeunes face à l'égalité des genres, la masculinité, la sexualité et la violence. Les résultats vont contribuer à l’élaboration d’un modèle régional d’engagement des jeunes garçons axé sur le genre transformatif. Le modèle sera utilisé pour renforcer les capacités des jeunes dans la prévention et la lutte contre les VSBG. [57 pages] Read More...

Norms and practices impeding gender equality in Burundian society

The overall goal of this study is to add to CARE Burundi’s understanding of men’s behaviours and attitudes and changes in those attitudes and behaviours with regard to promoting gender equality. The results of the study will be used to inform, drive and monitor policy development in promoting gender transformation. [41 pages] Read More...

Social Cost Benefit Analysis of CARE International’s Pathways Program Technical Report

The following technical report for the Pathways Social Cost Benefit Analysis (SCBA) provides the rationale and detail for all assumptions and data sources used in the SCBA. It is designed to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the different pieces of data employed in the creation of the SCBA model. The report concludes with the survey materials employed in the study. [72 pages] Read More...

Implementation of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325-Women, Peace and Security

The purpose of this assessment is to conduct a research on the implementation of the National Action Plan by the government of Afghanistan in Kabul Women Associations targeted areas. Following the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the NAP aims at improving women’s situation and increasing their chance to benefit from their rights. [48 pages] Read More...

Education Briefing Paper- Joint NGO Briefing Paper

The main purpose of this briefing paper is to highlight the importance of continued donor commitments to Afghanistan’s education sector. It aims at bringing education as a priority issue for the government and its international partners, as they meet for the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, so that immediate actions are taken to ensure the gains made in the education sector are not jeopardized, and that progress continues. As highlighted in the SDGs, education is the foundation to all other rights and it is a key to sustainable development of all other sectors. [20 pages] Read More...

A-Card Progress and Prospects

A-card (A stands for Agriculture) is a brand new micro-credit mechanism, the only example in Bangladesh aimed at providing smallholder farmers financing to a digital purchase of farm inputs at a low cost (10%) through the formal financial system linked to a debit card and ICT-enabled platforms.

Addressing the problem of smallholder farmers' lack of access to finance required a consultation among different stakeholders particularly in finding an effective solution. It eventually led to the idea and design of the A-card model. In this regard, the USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity (AESA) project's interventions effectively engaged with different stakeholders, including small-holder farmers, microfinance institutions (MFIs), formal lenders (i.e. banks) and rural agricultural inputs retailers. The aim of this collaboration was to work for a common goal with differentiated responsibilities. [14 pages] Read More...

Humanitarian Policy and Practice from a Gender Perspective Research Report


Despite important achievements made in Afghanistan in the last 15 years, particularly in relation to gender equality and the rights of women and girls, chronic insecurity and conflict, recurrent natural disasters, large-scale displacement of vulnerable groups and concerns about continuity of funding pose a significant threat to the sustainability and continuity of development and humanitarian programming. Given CARE’s interest in adapting to these programming challenges, CARE Afghanistan commissioned a study on the current humanitarian context in Afghanistan from a gender perspective. The objectives of the study are to identify recommendations on humanitarian policy and practice in Afghanistan from a gender perspective and to identify specific recommendations for CARE on how to improve its gender mainstreaming in humanitarian assistance, emergency response and DRR programming. [52 pages]
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