Civil Society and Governance

Enhancing Community Resilience Programme 2011-2017

The Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) was designed to address the chronic climate vulnerability faced by rural people in Malawi. It started in 2011 and is closing in 2017. The purpose of the ECRP is to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate variability and change. DFID, Irish Aid and the Royal Norwegian Embassy fund the ECRP. Its total budget is £30.6m, of which £27m is provided by DFID.

ECRP had five major components that aim to build resilience to climate change. They are 1) improved capacity of local authorities (especially village, area and district civil protection committees); 2) improved and resilient livelihoods for vulnerable households in target areas; 3) enhanced early warning for District Governments and vulnerable households; 4) informed policy in areas relevant to climate and disaster resilience;
and 5) strengthened humanitarian response and recovery. Component 4 is managed by CEPA which aims to distil lessons learnt from the programme to advocate for improved policies and programmes at district and national level. Component five was added in 2015-16, following large scale floods that affected the country in January 2015, with the recovery component supporting households affected both by floods and the subsequent drought. Read More...

Conscience Politique et Action collective des structures Mata Masu Dubara au Niger

Cette étude fait partie d'un vaste programme d'apprentissage contribuant à la Stratégie de Croissance de l'Impact (IGS) de « Femmes en Mouvement » (WOM) de CARE en Afrique de l'Ouest. Le but de cette étude est de tirer les leçons de plus de 25 années d'expérience de CARE Niger sur le modèle Mata Masu Dubara (MMD) qui a fait ses preuves en matière de leadership et d’empowerment des femmes. Il s’agit d’éclairer la mise à l’échelle du modèle MMD et de son impact dans la région Afrique de l’Ouest. Le but de de cette stratégie Femmes en Mouvement (WOM) est d'atteindre une masse critique pouvant servir de levier pour un mouvement social porteur d’une véritable transformation des normes sociales et des lois en faveur des droits des femmes et des filles. La prémisse générale de cette orientation est que les mouvements sociaux sont essentiels pour créer et maintenir un changement social à long terme, et des recherches publiées ont montré que l'activisme féministe est le moteur le plus important et le plus cohérent pour un changement de politique progressiste. [21 pages] Read More...

Political Consciousness, Leadership and Collective Action in the Mata Masu Dubara Structures in Niger

This research study is part of a broader learning agenda contributing to CARE’s Impact Growth Strategy (IGS) in West Africa - “Women on the Move” (WOM). The purpose of this study is to learn from CARE Niger’s more than 25 years of experience with the Mata Masu Dubara (MMD) which has a proven track record of women's leadership and empowerment. It is also about informing efforts to scale up the MMD model and its impact in the region. The goal of the WOM strategy is to reach a critical mass that can serve as a lever for a vibrant social movement with potential for real transformation of social norms and laws in favor of the rights of women and girls. The overall premise of this direction is that social movements are essential for creating and sustaining long-term social change, and published research has shown that feminist activism is the most important and consistent driver behind progressive policy change. [22 pages] Read More...

Nâng Quyền- Women’s Empowerment Final Evaluation

This report summarizes the findings of a final evaluation made of the Nâng Quyền (“Women’s Empowerment”) (NQ) project, a 4-year project with the goal of empowering female sex workers (FSW) in Viet Nam to influence policies and decisions that affect their lives and have equitable access to opportunities and services. The executing agency for the project is CARE Australia, under a grant of AUD $1,566,779 from the Government of Australia, and implemented from July 2013 until June 2017, by CARE International in Viet Nam (CVN) in partnership with the Department of Social Vices Prevention and Combat (DSVP) of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). [73 pages] Read More...

Ardhi Yetu (Our Land) Programme Initiative Baseline Survey

This report presents the findings of a baseline survey commissioned by CARE Tanzania in support of its new Ardhi Yetu Programme Initiative, which was conducted between 10th March and 9th April 2014. The purpose of the baseline survey was to enable CARE Tanzania have a better understanding of the status of the three strategic partners of the Programme - Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET), Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) and the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (HAKIARDHI) - and establish initial values of indicators against which progress of implementation of Programme activities shall be measured.

Ardhi Yetu Programme, which commenced in January 2014 seeks to support the strengthening of capacity of Tanzanian CSOs to promote land rights of smallholder farmers and pastoralists as a means of ensuring food security. It is supported by CARE Denmark as part of its multi-country civil society strengthening programme implemented in seven countries and funded through a framework agreement between CARE Denmark and DANIDA; and shall run for four years with the possibility of an extension to five years. [38 pages] Read More...

SANKALPA: Collaborative Commitment for Participatory and Gender Responsive Budgets Endline Report

‘Sankalpa’ - collaborative commitment for participatory and gender responsive budget project was implemented by CARE Nepal in Surkhet and Pyuthan districts of Mid-western region. Sankalpa worked with stakeholders in VDC level planning, budgeting processes to contribute towards a more responsive public budgeting system that equally benefits the marginalized section, including women. The project intervened to strengthen both demand and supply side of local level planning process. By supporting Village Development Committees (VDC), the project ensured transparency and participatory allocation of public budget and expenditure in local bodies. The project actively engaged with marginalized community groups and civil societies for bottom up planning process to hold the government accountable. The project worked with planning units and processes at ward and VDC level. Sankalpa directly intervened and collaborated with with Citizen Awareness Centers (CAC), Ward Citizen Forums (WCF) and Integrated Planning Committees (IPC) to promote active and meaningful representation and participation of women and marginalized section in these structure and processes of planning. Read More...

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme

The baseline phase informed an array of indicators, a number of them contained in the programme level Log Frame (LF) and detailed in the Performance Measurement Framework for the programme. This covers indicators at the impact level, outcome level as well as under each of the five programme outputs. Some of these indicators are quantitative in nature, while others are meant to measure the quality of some of the outputs or processes being supported by the programme.
The main methods used during the baseline exercise to inform the indicator values included: a household survey covering the 11 targeted districts, focus groups, an agent-based modelling study, desk review, and an e-survey. Read More...

Rapport d’évaluation à mi parcours du projet RAN-AINA

Le projet RAN-AINA arrive à mi- terme aussi il est nécessaire d’évaluer les progrès réalisés dans l’atteinte des résultats prévus et la manière dont les activités ont été réalisées, en vue d’en tirer des leçons pour améliorer les interventions au cours de la seconde moitié de la vie du Programme. L’évaluation apprécie la pertinence, l’efficacité, l’efficience, les effets des interventions, et surtout la durabilité des résultats au niveau des communautés.
Par ailleurs, CARE Madagascar s’aligne avec les objectifs CARE 2020 au niveau international, aussi l’évaluation apportera un regard spécifique sur les indicateurs relatifs aux thématiques suivantes : i) Aide humanitaire, ii) Sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition et la résilience au changement climatique, iii) L'approche de CARE (genre – gouvernance – Résilience). Read More...

Projet Velontegna Evaluation à mi-parcours

L’évaluation analyse la pertinence, l’efficacité, l’efficience, les effets des interventions, et surtout la durabilité des résultats au niveau des communautés. Par ailleurs, CARE Madagascar s’aligne avec les objectifs CARE 2020 au niveau international, aussi l’évaluation apportera un regard spécifique sur les indicateurs relatifs aux thématiques suivantes : i) Aide humanitaire, ii) Sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition et la résilience au changement climatique, iii) L'approche de CARE (genre – gouvernance – Résilience). Read More...

Protections and Choice for Marginalised Urban Women (PACMUW) Final Report

47 page endline report of PACMUW project, which was implemented between July 2013 and June 2017 with AUD $1,272,061.00 funding from CARE Australia under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The PACMUW project was designed to address multi-faceted vulnerabilities of key MUW in Laos – specifically for entertainment workers, factory workers and domestic workers in three districts of Vientiane Capital. PACMWU builds on previous programs and focuses on three thematic areas – legal protections, gender based violence and health (nutrition and sexual and reproductive health), as well as strengthening the motivations and skills of relevant duty bearers.
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