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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...

Baseline Report Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras

Baseline Report for the PROLEMPA project (Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras implemented in Consortium with TechnoServe, CESOSACO, SAJE and Socodevi and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Read More...

Acelerar la produccion sostenible de alimentos en municipios Cubanos, studio de la linea de base

Baseline study for the PROSAM project (acelerar la produccion sostenible de alimentos en municipios Cubanos implemented in consortium with OXFAM Canada and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Read More...

PROJEUNES—Prévenir les mariages précoces et forcés au Bénin

This report presents key findings of the baseline data collection conducted in Benin, for the PROJEUNES project, between July and August 2018. PROJEUNES is a 3 year project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, to promote sexual reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and boys and young women and men in Benin. (86 pages) Read More...

Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) Project

This is the End of Project Evaluation for CARE’s Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) Project. ISAF was implemented in four target provinces (Ratank Kiri, Mondul Kiri, Koh Kong and Kampot) over 36 months (2016-2018). ISAF aimed to reduce poverty through democratic, inclusive and equitable local governance and more accessible and equitable public service delivery. ISAF worked with local NGOs (LNGOs) that were provided grants through the project and citizens of the four targeted provinces who received improved services (commune, health centres and primary schools).
Impact indicators report resounding levels of satisfaction by citizens of local services, responsiveness of local service providers (as perceived by citizens) and discernable improvement in local services delivery (as perceived by citizens). End of project targets and MTR levels are by far exceeded in all categories. End of project targets and MTR levels are by far exceeded in all categories, the only exceptions being the OO1 and OO2. OO1’s target was exactly met, while for *OO2 accurate data was not able to be sourced, given that the maternal mortality rate is measured at a provincial level and was not calculated by the government during the project period.
An alternative indicator of impact over the past three years, is the percentage of women giving birth at a public health facility, which increased (44% to 56%), while the percentage of women giving birth at home decreased (29% to 10%).1 This reflects that ISAF (amongst other factors) contributed to the impact/change in beneficiary behavior i.e. that women are accessing more health care facilities to give birth. Read More...

Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI): Baseline Household Evaluation — Zambia

CARE is currently implementing the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of SANI is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key SANI intervention areas in Mpika and Shiwang’andu Districts of Zambia. Eleven (11) key PMF indicators were able to be measured in order to set-up baseline values and establish achievable life of project targets for SANI in Zambia. (64 pages) Read More...

SANI Baseline Household Evaluation Mozambique

CARE is currently implementing the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of SANI is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key SANI intervention areas in Funahlouro and Homoine Districts in the province of Inhambane of Mozambique. Eleven (11) key PMF indicators were able to be measured in order to set-up baseline values and establish achievable life of project targets for SANI in Mozambique. (45 pages) Read More...

Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI): Baseline Household Evaluation — Malawi

CARE is currently implementing the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of SANI is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key SANI intervention areas in Dowa and Ntchisi Districts of Malawi. Eleven (11) key PMF indicators were able to be measured in order to set-up baseline values and establish achievable life of project targets for SANI in Malawi. (78 pages) Read More...

TAMANI Public Health Facility Assessment Report

The TAMANI health facility assessment survey was administered to 270 health facilities in July and August 2017 by project staff using a paper-based questionnaire. The objective of the survey was to collect reliable data on existing EmONC equipment and essential medicines, diagnostic capacities, waste management practices, maternal death documentation, and the availability of contraception. In addition, the survey identified BEmONC and CEmONC training gaps of HCW’s. This data is now being used to make decisions on various project activities. The survey involved the RHMT at regional level, the CHMTs at district levels and the health in-charges at facility level. Read More...

Baseline Evaluation of Zambia’s First 1,000 Days Nutrition Programme

This report provides the baseline results of the impact evaluation of Zambia’s First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP). The evaluation of the MCDP will be a two year mixed methods non-experimental design that includes three components: a rapid qualitative assessment (RQA), a process evaluation, and an impact evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to learn if and how the programme impacts the lives of pregnant women, and children under 2 years old for an array of outcomes including young child nutrition; health, water and sanitation practices; and the use of health related services. Department for International Development (DfID) Zambia contracted the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and its partners Palm Associates and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) to conduct the evaluation of the MCDP. (34 pages) Read More...

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