Special Evaluation

Assessment to improve the Harm Reduction Program

Since 2015, Raks Thai Foundation is the PR under the NFM. Under their Stop TB and AIDS through RRTTR (STAR) Programme, the Harm Reduction program is active in 12 provinces, providing 14 dropin centers (DICs), outreach activities, distribution of needles and syringes, information packages and condoms, referral to HIV and STI testing and treatment and other health services and referrals to Methadone maintenance treatment for PWIDs. The service providers are RTF with two DICs, O-Zone with 8 DICs, and Thai Drug Users Network (TDN) with 4 DICs. NSP is only available in the DICs and through outreach of these centers; the number of NSP has been reduced due to the close down of DICs and the termination of partnerships with local pharmacies under the NFM. The number of needles distributed per person per year is 144. According to program data from RTF, the Harm Reduction program is reaching about 7,000-9,000 PWID per year in the 12 provinces or around 16-20% of the national estimate of PWID in need of Harm Reduction services. [29 pages] Read More...

Smart Nutrition Survey Panrieng County

Global Acute Malnutrition rate is at 24.2% which is above the WHO threshold of 15% for critical. Severe & Moderate Acute Malnutrition was 6.1% & 18.1% respectively. The prevalence of Acute Malnutrition is the same in both boys and girls. IYCF indicators are depressing with poor nutritional status. Similarly poor access to latrines, with Prevalent open defecation in Panrieng at 70% which complementarily affects child health. {55 pages} Read More...

Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project

The Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project’s planned engagement in Malawi leverages CARE’s existing Pathways to Secure Livelihoods Program (Pathways) already operating in the country. Pathways aims to empower poor women smallholder farmers to overcome the gender-based constraints that hinder women’s productive and equitable engagement in agriculture by achieving three inter-related objectives: 1) Increase the productive engagement of 65,000 poor women in sustainable agriculture and contribute to their empowerment; 2) Enhance the scale of high-quality, women-responsive agriculture programming at CARE; and 3) Contribute to the global discourse that surrounds women and agriculture. The cornerstone of Pathways is the Farmer Field and Business School (FFBS) model of integrated extension and advisory services (EAS). Designed as a common program intervention model, the FFBS aims to go beyond demonstrating agricultural practices that can increase yields, to build capacity and essential skills around market engagement, gender equity and empowerment issues, and nutrition practices. The engagement will create and disseminate digital content across these four domains based on existing FFBS modules, and provide evidence for the relative efficacy of two different content platforms, measured by adoption of practices. Read More...

Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) Situation Analysis Study Report

The situation analysis was conducted in order to produce a comprehensive report for the Malawi Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to be implemented in Kasungu district. Malawi continues to face a number of major obstacles in creating a stable and sustainable educational system for its children, in particular for the girls. CARE Malawi is already implementing a number of other projects in Kasungu district and in order to contribute to solving the educational problems in the country, CARE Malawi was looking at maximizing the impact and synergy of its programs by increasing intra-sector and cross-sector coordination and collaboration and narrowing the spread of the programs by mapping and prioritizing key geographical areas of coverage. It was therefore felt that a Situational Analysis would be useful to get a better idea of the prevailing situation in Kasungu that the PCTFI project was to address.
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Abdiboru Project Mini-Assessment Report

Improving adolescent reproductive health and nutrition through structural solutions is a project to be implemented in West Hararghe zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The project is implemented in four selected woredas of West Hararghe Zone: Chiro, Boke, Mesela and Anchar. It is a five-year project running from October 2015 to September 2020.

Abdiboru project seeks to test a set of interventions, including social norms and structural issues, aimed at improving the reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescent girls; specifically reduction of early marriage, improving educational attainment, gender equitable food allocation, contraception use and empowerment. The intervention target are adolescent girls in the age group 10-14 year. However, adolescent boys, adult male and female community members, parents, husbands, in-laws, school environment, governmental structure, religious leaders and other influential people in their area are also important stakeholders of the project. Read More...

Pre-Assessment of the Membership Fee Component- Strengthening WAFAA Project

This 24 page rapid assessment aims to draw from the KWA member’s sense over the association’s fundraising activities and the solicitation of membership fees. The assessment intends to identify existing gaps and challenges in the current system with an overall review of the member’s understanding of the importance & need for association to be self-reliant. It focuses primarily upon – level of women’s participation, interest and ability to pay membership fees; & the level of the member’s participation in communal decision making. So, the purpose of this assessment is to collate the understanding, feedback, expectation, acceptance and interest of the association members in fundraising

activities and the need to collect membership fees. The assessment will assess the extent to which the

project is sustainable and self-reliant.. Read More...

Every Voice Counts (EVC) Project – National Advocacy Conference Position Paper

CARE and its partners WCLRF, AWRC and HRRAC are jointly implementing the Every Voice Count-EVC program in targeted provinces to advocate rights and the position of women and girls in order to enable the environment for their access and participation in education and health services; this is achieved via the implementation of the community score card and advocacy to promote inclusive governance and incorporate lessons learnt into policies, priorities and programs of the MoE and MoPH. Through this paper on behalf of women and girls from the communities we represent call on local and national authorities from education and health ministries to address the needs of women and girls at the community level. [3 pages] Read More...

Research of VSLAs/Community-Based Savings Groups in Household’s Resilience

The objective of the research is to foster a better understanding of the economic empowerment approach that CARE applies in its programmes and specifically zoom in on the modalities that CARE uses in this regard: Village Savings and Loan Associations, Community Based Savings Groups and Savings and Credit Groups. After having applied these approaches in various programmes and in different modalities for several years, CARE Afghanistan would like to know what the effect of these approaches is on women and their communities and what can be said about the relation between the economic empowerment interventions and the effect on resilience of women, their households and their communities. [36 pages] Read More...

Stabilité au sahel comment accompagner une parole citoyenne des sociétés pastorales

This 31 page documents highlights learning from CARE Niger's PROGRESS project focusing on how to bet... Read More...

Care social norms measurement paper

This 24 page paper looks at how to measure social norms as a key part of measuring social change Read More...

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