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Women Organized for Rural Development Endline Evaluation

The 3-year (2014 – 2017) Women Organised for Rural development (WORD) project aimed to ensure benefits to remote ethnic women (REW) and their communities through strengthening community-led farmers and women’s groups (community based organisations - CBOs) in order to strengthen REW livelihoods and foster demand driven service delivery that would sustain beyond the project duration. The project also intended to promote the role of Non- Profit Associations (NPAs) in Lao PDR’s rural development and influence Government of Lao PDR (GoL) policy by documenting and sharing learning about this way of working with NPAs and ethnic minority communities. The project’s overall goal was that: Women’s livelihoods are improved and their interests voiced through strengthened community-based civil society organisations. The project’s specific objectives were:
1. To promote remote ethnic women’s collective actions through Income Generating Activities
2. To strengthen CBOs and NPAs to enable them to support and represent remote ethnic women
3. To enhance linkages between learning, programming and policy influencing. [99 pages] Read More...

Women Organised for Rural development (WORD) project Baseline

The 3-year (2014 – 2017) Women Organised for Rural development (WORD) project ensures benefits to remote ethnic women (REW) and their communities through strengthening community-led farmers and women’s groups (community based organisations - CBOs) in order to strengthen REW livelihoods and foster demand driven service delivery that will sustain beyond the project duration. The project also aims to promote the role of Non-Profit Associations (NPAs) in Lao PDR’s rural development and influence Government of Lao PDR (GoL) policy by documenting and sharing learning about this way of working with NPAs and ethnic minority communities. The project’s overall goal is that: Women’s livelihoods are improved and their interests voiced through strengthened community-based civil society organisations. Key approaches to implementation of the project will be (i) using income-generation activities and small development grants as an ‘entry point’ to women’s empowerment, (ii) gender transformative CBO and NPA strengthening, (iii) working in partnership, and (iv) research and advocacy. [72 pages] Read More...

Adaptación al cambio climático de poblaciones andinas mediante el manejo, conservación y restauración de páramos- Intermedia

El presente documento hace un recorrido evaluativo de las acciones emprendidas por el proyecto “Adaptación al cambio climático de poblaciones andinas mediante el manejo, conservación y restauración de páramos” ACCRE durante sus 20 meses de implementación. En este recorrido se plantean los objetivos y el enfoque metodológico, se hace una breve descripción del proyecto para conocer su contexto, se explican los avances en los cuatro criterios de evaluación previamente definidos (pertinencia, eficiencia, eficacia; en cuanto a la sostenibilidad, se tendrá mayores insumos al finalizar el proyecto); posteriormente, se hace un FODA del proyecto hasta la fecha de cierre, para luego hacer conclusiones sobre la evaluación del proyecto. [21 pages] Read More...

Participatory Rural Development Baseline Study

Research method and tools
We chose a focusgroup and in-depth interview as qualitative research methods which enabled us to check the results of the quantitative research. As research tools we used a preliminary developed guideline for focus groups and an unstructured questionnaire for in-depth interviews. About 4 focus groups and 7 face-to-face interviews were conducted within the qualitative research. 41 individuals participated in the qualitative research.

Target Group
Local Action Group (LAG) members were identified as a target group of the qualitative research. In particular, participants of the research were representatives from the general assembly and the board of LAG. It is necessary to mention that Local Action Group is composed of the representatives of CSOs, private sector and local government.
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AWASAR Project Baseline Report

CARE Nepal has entrusted RECID Nepal to carry out a baseline survey of AWASAR project. The main objective of the baseline survey was to establish baseline benchmark by collecting quantitative and qualitative information. The baseline survey has yielded the parameters which can be used during the midline and end line evaluation. The baseline survey assessed the existing situation of agriculture/livelihoods, education, nutrition and food sufficiency status of migrating families of the project VDCs. [69 pages] Read More...

Advocacy and Influencing Impact Reporting Tool National Land Use Planning Commission

This tool has been developed to gather further information and evidence on CARE’s advocacy or influencing win. At CARE, advocacy is defined as “the deliberate process of influencing those who make decisions about developing, changing and implementing policies to reduce poverty and achieve social justice.1” Influencing and advocacy can go beyond government policies, it can include influencing governments, donors or NGOs to adopt a CARE program model or influencing the private sector to change their company policies or operating practices.
This tool captures the significance of the win, the level of CARE and our partner’s contribution, who stands to benefit from the change, and what evidence do we have to support a claim of change or impact. With the wide range of successes within influencing work and the various roles CARE may have played in this win, this tool allows us to identify how significant the win is as well as the significance of CARE’s contribution and our partners. Read More...

Projet de Résilience face aux Chocs Environnementaux et Sociaux au Niger (PRESENCES-BRACED)

The Projet de Résilience face aux Chocs Environnementaux et Sociaux au Niger (PRESENCES) is a DFID funded project in Niger managed by CARE International UK and implemented by CARE Niger, TREE AID and the following local partners: AREN, MOREEBEN, and IDEES DUBARA, INRAN and AGRHYMET. The project is part of the programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), comprising 15 projects in the Sahel, and South- Southeast Asia. PRESENCES was implemented for 3 years, from January 2015 to December 2017 and covered 12 rural communes of the Tillabéry region. Its principal outcome was to increase adaptation, anticipation and absorption capacity of poor and vulnerable women and men against climate extremes and disasters, through three main outputs:
1. Improved relevance, access to and use of climate information services, planning and risk management for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
2. Poor and vulnerable women and men are benefitting from sustainable and climate-resilient livelihood options.
3. Governance systems and structures at local, national and regional levels support equitable, sustainable and climate-resilient management of natural resources.

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Bougainvillae Cocoa Families Support Project (BECOMES) Baseline

CARE PNG launched BECOMES project funded by the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand under the Commodity Support Facility (CSF). The project is for four years starting from July 2016 to June 2020, which aims to “improve the economic and social wellbeing of younger and older women and men in cocoa farming families in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB)”. In order to achieve its goal, the project will implement the following three objectives: 1. Smallholder families have improved social and technical capacities to manage their cocoa farming 2. Targeted smallholder families are demonstrating increased cooperation and collective action to increase production efficiency as well as enable market opportunities 3. Cocoa industry stakeholders have increased capacity to address the specific needs of smallholder cocoa farming families. [81 pages] Read More...

Programme d’Aménagement du Delta Intérieur du Niger et du Sourou PADIN II

De nombreux projets de gestion des ressources naturelles, financés par différents Partenaires Techniques et Financiers (PTF), ont été exécutés dans le Delta Intérieur, avec pour ambition d’améliorer la base productive du Delta Intérieur en réponse aux différentes sécheresses et à leurs effets.

Avec l’appui technique et financier de l’Ambassade d Royaume des Pays-Bas, une évaluation de ces différentes interventions en août 2007 a montré que malgré les résultats et les produits fournis, le caractère isolé et ponctuel de ces interventions, ne s’inscrivant pas dans un ensemble de gestion, limite leur impact, et qu’il faudra un engagement à long terme. Suite à cela, les principaux acteurs intervenant dans le Delta Intérieur ont convenu en mars 2008 de développer une approche sectorielle dans la préparation d’un programme pluriannuel de développement durable du Delta Intérieur.

C’est ainsi qu’est né en 2010 le Programme de Développement Durable du DIN (PDD-DIN) étalé sur 10 ans, avec un sous-programme initial d’Investissement sur les premiers 5 ans appelé Programme d’Aménagement du Delta Intérieur du Niger (PADIN).
Le projet PADIN dans sa phase pilote est mis en œuvre dans les cercles de Mopti, Tenenkou et Djenné. Ensuite, pour sa deuxième phase allant de Septembre 2013 à décembre 2018 d’autres villages les plus vulnérables à l’insécurité alimentaire ont été choisis parmi l’initiative 166 communes et également sur la base d’analyse poussée et en concertation avec les parties prenantes de la zone. Read More...

Final Project Evaluation Northern Uplands – Promoting Climate Resilience

The Northern Uplands - Promoting Climate Resilience (NU-PCR) is implemented by CARE International in Lao PDR in partnership with the Comité de Coopération avec le Laos (CCL) and the Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Development Association (SAEDA). The project, funded by the European Union (EU), CARE Denmark, and OXFAM (OHK), is designed to improve the resilience of local ethic communities in Phongsaly to the impacts of climate change and to strengthen the capacity of government authorities and local ethnic communities. The objective of the project is to enable improved resilience of remote ethnic upland communities, in particular women, to the impact of climate variability and change, and contribute to the achievement of MDGs 1, 3, and 7. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the project’s success in implementing activities and in attaining the project’s goals and expected results.

NU-PCR has implemented a wide variety of activities to increase the resilience of ethnic communities to climate change and climate variability. The project has been successful in achieving its objectives and expected results. Improvements in households’ resilience to climate change have been validated from results of the end-line study in comparison to baseline values. Project support for cardamom and tea production; intercropping galangal, pineapple, and fruit trees; piloting rattan, bee keeping, and soybeans; vegetable gardening; improved rice production; mushroom production; fishponds; and support to women’s savings and loans groups has resulted in reducing the impact of climatic hazards and improving villagers’ incomes.
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