Civil Society and Governance

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A STEP TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE (SESTI)

This is the 34 page final evaluation of "Social Entrepreneurship: a Step towards Independence. SESTI Project" by CARE International in cooperation with partners organizations Centre for Roma Initiatives (CRI) from Niksic and Bona Fide from Pljevlja started implementation of the project. This project was funded by the EU through the IPA 2014 Civil Society Facility Montenegro Programme.
The focus of this project is support to the Montenegro civil society organizations in the struggle to achieve sustainability of their core operations and achieve independence of their fundamental programs from the donors’ funding. To raise stability and independence of the civil society sector, the project recognised economic empowerment of NGOs and, more particularly, NGO engagement in social entrepreneurship, as one of the best “tools”, which will help them maintain their full mandate to represent the citizens in achievement of their rights. Read More...

Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF): Interim Report

The Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) project is managed by CARE and its local NGO partners and involves priority actions including Information for Citizen (I4C) activities, budget awareness raising, and facilitation of the community scorecard approach and self-assessments. Significant progress was made towards achieving the I-SAF project goal during this reporting period from 01 November 2017 to 30 April 2018. The Implementation Plan of the Social Accountability Framework specifies the following implementation arrangements, which determines the roles and participation of the various actors and stakeholders. 272 Local None Governmental Organization (LNGO) partners were successfully recruited which 20 NGOs are implementing partners, four horizontal partners and three specialized training partners.
On all levels of government, national and sub-national levels, most authorities have shown an enthusiasm for the I-SAF project, particularly services providers at the district level. During the reporting period, Community Accountability Facilitators (CAFs) were completed refresher training in Module1-3 and ISAF cycle was readjusted to fit with CARE’s financial year. The inception meetings and I4C awareness meetings were conducted in all of CARE’s allocated districts, which were attended by government officials from the commune council, primary school, and health centre. Whereas, community scorecard and service provider self-assessment meetings are on-going. [24 pages] Read More...

FAIR II: Stories of Influence and Change

4 stories from participants of the FAIR II project. [4 pages] Read More...

For Active Inclusion and Rights of Roma Women in the Western Balkans – FAIR II: Results-Assessment Form

Based on the achievements reached during the first 23 months of the project implementation by CARE and it’s partners, it is fair to assume that the project outcome will be fully achieved as elaborated below. However, it is crucial to note that Roma women partner organizations will still need a continued support, financial and technical support, in order to further build their individual and organizational capacities as well as contribute significantly to national and international policy implementation monitoring, strength-ening the established regional and Europe level partnerships – leading toward a movement building around Roma women rights and voice. [9 pages] Read More...

FAIR II Logframe

Logframe Matrix FAIR II with Baseline and Mid-term data comparison [6 pages] Read More...

Local Partnership for Accountability (LPA): Final Evaluation Report

LPA project is implemented by CARE International - Egypt, governance and civic engagement program in partnership with CARE England, It is funded by Arab Partnership Fund - Commonwealth Office in England. Project Duration: From May 2013 - until March 2015 and aims to increase the responsiveness of service providers to accountability through the establishment of mechanisms of social accountability and provide an opportunity for mutual dialogue between citizens and service providers. The project is implemented in five communities in three governorates (BeniSuef - Qena, Luxor), in cooperation with a partner association in each governorate (Better Life Association in Beni Suef, Ana Masry in Qena and Luxor) [86 pages] Read More...

Civil Action for Socio-Economic Inclusion (CASI) Programme Vietnam: Learning & Documentation Review

In Vietnam, the Civil Action for Socio-Economic Inclusion (CASI) Programme is one of the pioneering initiatives in the field of strengthening civil society. It is in a position to strive for increased rights and give a voice to marginalized people among ethnic minorities in the northern region of Vietnam. In December 2017 CARE decided to field a Review Team (RT) to carry out a “Learning and Documentation Review.” The purpose of the Review was to “Draw out, synthesize and document some of the major achievements and lessons learned from the CASI programme support.” The review focuses on four core issues that are relevant beyond Vietnam: i) partner-driven approach and advocacy; ii) contribution to civil society strengthening; iii) approaches to support ethnic minorities and iv) lessons learned from the phase-out approach. [67 pages] Read More...

Journey for the Advancement of Transparency, Representation, and Accountability (JATRA)

This 39 page report highlights the final evaluation findings from the Journey for Advancement for Transparency, Representation and Accountability (JATRA) project, which aimed to strengthen participatory governance processes in the public finance management systems of 15 Union Parishads in Nilphamari and Gaibandha districts of Northwest Bangladesh so that they are more transparent and accountable. This project was funded through the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), established by the World Bank. Read More...

Impact Study for the Forest Resources Sector Transparency Programme

CARE International in Uganda has been supporting the implementation of Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) Programme at National level and in districts of the Albertine Region since 2013. The goal is: “civil society has increased transparency, accountability and responsiveness in forest governance for the benefit of poor Ugandan citizens”. The programme was mainly implemented through six partners and other key stakeholders who are CSOs, the Media, Local Governments, NFA and Ministry of Water and Environment.

This report documents findings from the impact study commissioned by CARE in 2017 to identify and document significant impacts, approaches employed and lessons learned as a result of implementing the FOREST programme as part of CARE’s learning agenda, in order to inform on-going and similar or related interventions in the future.” [50 pages]
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Evaluación del Proyecto “Promoviendo el Fortalecimiento de Pueblos Indígenas para la Gestión de Recursos Naturales en Perú , Ecuador y Bolivia”

La presente evaluación del Proyecto “Promoviendo el Fortalecimiento de Pueblos Indígenas para la Gestión de Recursos Naturales en Perú, Ecuador y Bolivia” – PIAR, se efectuó en torno a la dinámica de los procesos que se ejecutaron, a la forma en que las variables interactuaron entre sí y al modo en que influenciaron los factores internos y externos. Estos elementos fueron interpretados y evaluados, de donde se extrajeron las conclusiones, las lecciones aprendidas y recomendaciones de esta experiencia en torno a el análisis del proyecto – PIAR, como una experiencia singular en la región de América Latina.

El eje de análisis de la evaluación fue el impacto del proyecto PIAR. Impacto entendido en tres sentidos como:1) cambios cualitativos y cuantitativos producidos directamente por la acción del proyecto, 2) las incidencias de la acción, sobre los medios físicos y humanos circundantes. Es decir, los efectos que devienen de la conjugación de los resultados directos de la acción, más otras dinámicas o limitaciones del medio en que se desarrolla la acción y 3) los cambios en la calidad y modo de vida de las personas, de los grupos sociales, de las comunidades. [83 pages] Read More...

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