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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...

Dry Dev Rapport Annual 2016

DRYDEV Niger est financé pour 5 ans (Aout 2013 à juillet 2018) par le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères des Pays Bas à travers ICRAF. Drydev est mis en œuvre dans 3 pays du Sahel (Mali, Burkina Fasso, Niger) et 2 pays de l’Afrique de l’est (Ethiopie et Kenya) » et ICRAF assure la coordination.

Ce dernier coordonneLa vision de DRYDEV est le passage des ménages bénéficiaires d’une agriculture de subsistance et de l’aide alimentaire à un developpmement rural durable. Pour que cette transformation soit effective, il faudra que les interventions du programme conduisent a un accroissement de la sécurité alimentaire et hydrique, un meilleur accès au marché du fait de’excédent alimentaire généré et au renforcement de l’économie locale pour toutes les catégories de producteurs. [30 pages] Read More...

Krishi Utsho 2017 Annual Report

Krishi Utsho has emerged as a transformative social enterprise over the past several years as a way to identify and bring about progressive advancement in the lives of small holder farmers. As a social enterprise Krishi Utsho (KU) is equivalent to a hybrid of social sector intervention and pure business entrepreneurship, a social venture that can address problems of self-sustainability in a social intervention initiative. To succeed, these ventures must adhere to both social goals and financial viability. Typically, this project’s aim is to benefit small holder farmers, in particular women. It aims to permanently transform their lives by altering a prevailing socioeconomic equilibrium that works to their disadvantage. More importantly, the beneficiary group is an economically disadvantaged or marginalized segment of society that doesn’t have the means to transform its social or economic prospects without assistance. To that end, project focuses on the most important yet often neglected, agricultural sector. [47 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]

Final evaluation of the FFP programme

The Foundations For Peace (FFP) programme received a grant of EUR 7,602,035 under the Reconstruction Tender from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme was implemented in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia1 during 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2016. The FFP programme aimed at addressing the underlying causes that inhibit human security and sustainable development in countries in (or at high risk of) violent conflict and was operationalised into 3 outcomes: (1) Capacity building of civil society on conflict prevention and resolution, (2) Improved role of women and youth (male/ female) in governance and (3) Improved economic opportunities for women and youth. The nature of the FFP programme differed per country as the outcomes were adapted to fit the local country contexts. In Afghanistan there was a strong focus on women's rights whereas in Yemen the focus was on providing (economic) opportunities to youth at risk of falling into conflict. [70 pages] Read More...

The Foundation for Peace (FFP) Midterm Report

This Report presents the findings, assessment and recommendations of the Mid-Term Review of the Foundation for Peace (FFP) Project that organizes 6,000 women into 300 Advocacy groups under its women’s right component and another 3,000 women under its livelihood component. The lifetime of the Project is July 2010 to June 2016. The Project is being implemented in 140 communities of Kabul, Nangarhar, and Mazar provinces by CARE Afghanistan and two of its partners – and is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The Project’s main goal is to “contribute to stability and development in Afghanistan by strengthening the socio economic and political position of women in Balkh, Nangarhar, and Kabul by the end of 2016”." [68 pages] Read More...

Evaluation of the Team-Based Goals and Performance Based Incentives (TBGI) Intervention in Bihar

The Team-Based Goals and Performance-Based Incentives (TBGI) intervention, which CARE conceptualized, developed, and implemented as part of the Ananya program in Bihar, leverages the power of incentives and lessons from motivational theory on teamwork and goal-setting to help improve maternal and child health. Under the intervention, CARE set targets for the percentage of eligible beneficiaries in a subcenter catchment area who should have adopted each of seven key health behaviors or goals (Box 1). All frontline health workers (FLWs) in a given subcenter, including the accredited social health activists (ASHAs), Anganwadi workers (AWWs), and the subcenters’ auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), received nonmonetary incentives (consisting of small household items) if their subcenters met five of seven goals in a given quarter. The intervention explicitly sought to encourage teamwork and cooperation among FLWs by providing these incentives for achievements by the subcenter as a whole rather than by individual FLWs, and by providing FLWs with information on the concept and importance of teamwork. It included additional elements to motivate the FLWs in each subcenter, such as a service pledge they recited together and a certificate of recognition for subcenters that met their targets in all quarters. Overall, the intervention was expected to lead to improvements in the incentivized outcomes and to broader changes in related, but nonincentivized, outcomes through increased FLW motivation and teamwork. [82 pages]

Integrated Family Health Initiative: Catalysing change for healthy communities

Recent trends in the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), nutritional status, immunization and family planning, as highlighted in Figure 1, 2, 3 and 4, indicate that there are substantial gaps in achieving related MDG goals 4 and 5.

Despite recent gains and commitments from the Government of Bihar (GoB) and active leadership of key stakeholders to improve health infrastructure and outcomes, deep-rooted problems limit the government’s ability to affect lasting change. Persistent barriers include poor quality and availability of frontline and primary health center level services and staff, limited access to services by neglected and marginalized populations, lack of accurate data, lack of effective program management, weak training systems, absence of supervision in health facilities, poor functional integration of interventions, inadequate public health infrastructures, and an underdeveloped and unregulated private sector.

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Integrated Family Health Initiative (IFHI) program seeks to support the GoB to improve family health outcomes statewide as well as build their leadership and ownership towards these services. Ultimately this is to accelerate the progress toward MDG 4 to reduce child mortality and MDG 5 to improve maternal health. [12 pages] Read More...

Evaluation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Continuum of Care Services (CCS) Intervention in Bihar

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Continuum of Care Services (CCS) intervention was conceptualized and implemented by CARE as part of the Ananya program in Bihar.1 The intervention involves the provision of ICT-enabled mobile-phone-based tools for frontline workers (FLWs) that aim to increase the coverage and quality of services that FLWs provide, enhance their communication with beneficiaries, and facilitate supervision (Box 1 summarizes the features of the ICT-CCS tool). [123 pages] Read More...

Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation Framework for the Bihar Initiative

The Family Health Initiative in Bihar, India (referred to in this report as the “Bihar Initiative”) is one of the foundation’s flagship programs. It represents a new approach to investing in global health, with the goal of yielding greater impacts on health outcomes and mortality, and accelerating progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. In particular, the Bihar Initiative takes an integrated approach to improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health by leveraging and bundling services and delivery mechanisms from several of the foundation’s Global Health Strategies to improve uptake and coverage across the continuum of family health care. These strategies include Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health; Family Planning; Nutrition; Vaccine Delivery; Tuberculosis; Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases; Pneumonia; and Neglected and Other Infectious Diseases. [60 pages] Read More...

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