Civil Society and Governance

Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) Midterm Review

To improve the voice and accountability in sub-national democratic development, public service delivery and functions of the Cambodian sub-National Government, the Strategic Framework for Social Accountability (SAF) and a three year plan for the Implementation of the Strategic Framework (I-SAF) in 2015-2017, were designed through a highly consultative process between development partners, civil society and the Secretariat of the National Committee for sub-National Democratic Development (NCDDS). The I-SAF plan was endorsed in a joint meeting of the government and civil society in June 2013 and the SAF was approved by the Royal Government of Cambodia on the 11th of July 2013.The SAF and the I-SAF have been fully incorporated into the Second Implementation Plan (IP3-II) of the National Program for sub-National Democratic Development (NP-SNDD).

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What Is the Effect of the Reform ‘Implementation of the Social Accountability Framework’ in the Cambodian Highlander Villages?

In the absence of relevant knowledge, how are citizens going to enjoy their right to public service delivery? It is argued that decentralization of power, such as making local official politics more open and transparent together with an effort to streamline political decisions with citizens’ preferences, is an efficient way to fight poverty (Raffinot, 2015:199). This works only if it is associated with the reinforcement of citizen’s control over the power1. (Raffinot, 2015:199). To alleviate poverty through the reinforcement of citizen’s control must start with their enhancement of relevant knowledge.
The purpose of this study is to measure the effect of an information campaign on Cambodian citizens’ rights and standards in commune councils, primary schools, and health centers. The study is a quasi-experiment that is designed in accordance with the implementation of the reform I-SAF. The information campaign consists of public posters and meetings held that shall disperse the Cambodian citizens’ rights and standards in commune councils, primary schools, and health centers. [38 pages] Read More...

Strengthening Non-State Actors for Peace in Kayah State: Mid-Term Review

Emerging Markets Consulting (EMC) was commissioned by Care Myanmar to carry out a midterm review (MTR) of its Strengthening Non-State Actors for Peace (SNAP) in Kayah State. CARE’s project goal is to enable non-state actors, particularly the Karenni State Women’s Network (KSWN), to support women’s organizations and grassroots members in representing their constituents’ interests in governmental and peace processes. The overall objective of the MTR is to assess the project’s progress in achieving its objectives and outcomes, in addition to facilitating a process to increase the capacity of key stakeholders in all steps of the learning cycle. More specifically, the MTR assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of the project in making progress towards achieving areas of impact, and assesses the likely achievement of expected results and specific objectives as specified within CARE’s logical framework. [23 pages] Read More...

Empowering Women to Claim Inheritance Rights WIN Project

Women’s lack of access to and control over property and women’s inheritance rights are global issues. Women’s lack of control over land and property places them at a significant disadvantage in terms of securing a place to live, maintaining a means for survival and accessing economic opportunities. Inheritance law is one of the few areas of law that is largely derived from the Quran. As such, it’s been subject to minimal contestation by legal reformers. Egypt complex inheritance rules are mainly expounded in Law no.77 of 19431. The Constitution of 1971 protects women’s rights to own property and inheritance and this is detailed in the Civil Code which govern property ownership and which affirms the right to own. However, the reasons why women do not inherit are complicated. Inheritance is a fundamental issue with regard to how wealth is transferred within a society, and it directly relates to the protection of a woman’s housing and land. In other words, it is not only an issue of establishing the necessary legal frameworks that allow women to own and inherit property, although this element is certainly crucial. Gender-biased policies, customary law, traditions, social norms and attitudes that women cannot and should not own housing, land and property independently from a man, all serve to prevent women from realizing their rights to inherit. With the overall objective of achieving gender equality, CARE is launching in Assiut and Sohag governorates, Upper Egypt “Empowering Women to Claim Inheritance
Rights” (WIN), a three years project co-funded with the European Union and the Austrian Development Cooperation. Goal of the project is to provide local women with greater access to and control over economic rights, resources and opportunities. The proposed action to contribute to this long term goal is the involvement and the empowerment of actors at community and governorate levels to work coherently through an integrated approach to facilitate women's access to inheritance rights and to enable them to better manage their property and assets in Assiut and Sohag Governorates. The current study conducted by Beit Al Karma Consulting is intended to provide the baseline information to contribute to WIN project’s implementation, determine the awareness messages to be sent out and set the ground to measure project future impact and outcomes. [35 pages] Read More...

Voice and Rights for Ethnic Minority Women Project

CARE and iSEE partner have been implemented a project titled “Voice and Rights for Ethnic Minority Women” in Banh Trach and Phuc Loc Commune, Ba Be District, Bac Can Province since April 2015 with duration of 36 months. In designing, the project aims to archive three results: (1): An effective approach to co-research has been implemented in Bac Kan Province; (2): Ethnic Minority women have presented their co-research findings to civil society and policy-makers, demonstrating the value of enhanced participation to stakeholders; (3) The Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs has incorporated outcomes from participatory research into rights-related policy-making and, along with civil society organizations, has increased capacity to implement participatory consultations. The project deploys the model of co-research in an integrated cycle of research, advocacy and capacity building for change. [44 pages] Read More...

Projet Education Civique et Soutien aux Initiatives de paix au Niger (Niger Espoir) Rapport Final

La présente étude porte sur l’évaluation finale du Projet Education Civique et Soutien aux Initiatives de paix au Niger (Niger Espoir) dans les quatre(4) régions d’intervention à savoir: Diffa, Maradi, Niamey et Zinder. Read More...

Projet Initiative Paix et Diversité au Sahel (IPAD) au Niger et au Burkina Faso Rapport Final

Cette évaluation finale a pour objet d’apprécier, après trois ans (2015 à 2017) de mise en œuvre, les changements induits par le projet «Initiative Paix et Diversité au Sahel (IPAD) dont la finalité était de contribuer à la mise en œuvre des résolutions du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité, notamment les résolutions 1325 et 1820 dans huit (8) communes au Niger et au Burkina Faso. Il s’agit, respectivement, de cinq Communes (Namaro, Tamou, Say, Liboré et Hamdallaye) de deux (2) départements (Kollo et Say) de la région de Tillabéry au Niger et de trois (3) Communes(Falangountou, Boundoré et Sampelga) de deux (2) provinces (Séno et du Yagha) dans la région de Dori au Burkina Faso. Read More...

TEMPS – Travaillons ensemble contre les mariages précoces

L’« Initiative conjointe de prévention et d’atténuation des effets du mariage précoce forcé dans les zones à fortes prévalences au Bénin et au Mali » est conçue par CARE (CARE Mali, CARE Bénin/Togo et CARE Canada) pour une durée de deux ans et demi (27 Mars, 2015 au 30 septembre, 2017) et financée par les Affaires Mondiales Canada (AMC). Le montant total de cette initiative est de $1,299,142 CAD pour le Mali.
Connu sur le terrain comme « TEMPS – Travaillons ensemble contre les mariages précoces », elle intervient au Bénin et au Mali. Au Mali, l’initiative est mise en œuvre dans huit (8) communes des régions de Mopti et Tombouctou. [46 pages] Read More...

Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success (STAGES) Endline Report

This document reflects the status of STAGES-I project at after completion of phase I. Read More...

Elements for an EU Strategy on Afghanistan

The specific elements that the EU Strategy On Afghanistan captures from CARE's recommendations includes: It addresses issues that CARE raised in its recommendations/Advocacy paper such as women empowerment & representation, service delivery particularly health and education; it also calls for further participation of women in all public affairs, respect of human rights specifically the rights of women and children, enhancing and strengthening access to education and health for the most vulnerable section of the population and fighting against corruption. [15 pages] Read More...

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