Inclusive Governance

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program II (GEWEP II) 2016-2019 DRC Endline

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Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Program, GEWEP II 2016-2018 Burundi, Final Evaluation Report, March 2019

The final evaluation of GEWEP II (a women's empowerment program implemented since 2016 in 7 provinces of Burundi and funded by NORAD via CARE Norway) set out to gauge the progress made but also identify the gaps that remain to be filled for the impact group (women aged 15-64 in the intervention area) to enjoy effective economic, social and political empowerment. The evaluation allowed a comparative study of the baseline situation (just as presented in the report of the baseline study) and the final situation resulting from the analysis of data collected on the ground in January 2018. The final evaluation data collection was conducted on a quantitative sample representative of 774 people including 406 women and 368 men. In addition to these quantitative data, qualitative data were collected from target groups and other key informants. Read More...

Mali Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Programme II (GEWEP II) 2016-2019

Ce rapport est le fruit d’un long processus ayant impliqué différents acteurs, de la phase de conception à la phase de production du rapport. Au vu de la situation sécuritaire, la collecte d’information n’aurait pas été possible sans le soutien et la participation des autorités locales et des communautés des régions de Ségou, Mopti et Tombouctou. Nous tenons ici à leur adresser notre profonde gratitude.
Les résultats clés de l’évaluation finale de GEWEP II sont présentés par domainesthématiques transversaux.
 Le renforcement de la société civile
Cette deuxième phase du projet a entrainé des changements importants dans la capacité des partenaires qui ont bénéficié des assistances techniques de CARE Mali. Cette assistance a engendrée la consolidation du leadership, la gouvernance, la gestion stratégique et gestion financière des ONG partenaires du projet. Globalement les partenaires ont une vision claire de leur structure, un plan stratégique à long terme, un personnel dédié à la gestion financière et un mécanisme de rédevabilité. Read More...

Outcome Harvesting evaluation OIKKO (Unity): Bangladesh

OIKKO (Unity in Bangla) was a 3 year project (March 2015 – February 2018) delivered by CARE Bangladesh with support from CARE Austria, with funding from the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency. The overall objective of the project was: a strong and united civil society promotes the implementation of fundamental labour rights in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.
OIKKO was implemented through the following actors: CARE Bangladesh and 3 partners Sheva Nari O Shishu Kallyan Kendra (SHEVA, Gazipur), Agrajattra (AJ, Chittagong), and Karmojibi Nari (KN).
The main interventions of the project were:
• Forming solidarity groups of women RMG workers known as EKATA (Empowering Through Knowledge and Transformative Action).
• EKATA members with a high leadership potential were selected to form larger Community Worker Associations (CWA) to facilitate engagement and participation in trade unions and federation.
• Form Community Support Groups to help foster a supportive environment for the project.
• A national platform to engage civil society.
• Gender sensitisation training for trade union and federation leaders.
• Publications including commissioned research on, for instance, minimum wage.
• A national convention to take stock of OIKKO and share achievements. Read More...

Informed to Influence’: Increasing ethnic minority women’s access to information for improved

Objectives:
I) To examine information access context in ethnic minority (EM) community including available information sources, information channels, communication and information accessibility among EM population, EM women particularly.
ii) To access impacts of information shortage on EM communities, as well as identify associated factors with information accessibility of EM population, EM women particularly. Read More...

Rwanda Influencing local government planning process to address GBV

strengthening demand- and supply side local governance processes to ensure that local decision-makers incorporate and implement measures for GBV prevention and response into the district level development planning process, which is known as imihigo in Rwanda. This programming experience has highlighted the importance of strengthening women’s and marginalized groups’ participation in the imihigo process and ensuring that district level performance contracts include budgetary allocations for GBV prevention and response activities.
Influencing the imihigo process must however be understood as a long-term advocacy objective. To date, CARE Rwanda’s programming interventions have contributed to changes in the attitudes of local leaders in terms of their understanding of GBV as a development issue and their responsibility for ensuring downwards accountability to their constituents.
The starting point for this influencing process was the implementation from 2010 to 2013 of the Great Lakes Advocacy Initiative across six districts in southern Rwanda. This project aimed to increase national and local leaders’ accountability for the implementation of national GBV policy, as well as building the capacity of women and men activists to receive cases of GBV and to provide referrals to appropriate services and to advocate for quality, affordable and available services in the community. GLAI and subsequent women’s empowerment programming interventions by CARE Rwanda (GEWEP and Umugore Arumvwa – ‘A Woman is Listened To’) which also focussed on GBV prevention and response, provided the foundation for CARE Rwanda to build an understanding of the socio-political context shaping the implementation of GBV legislation at the national and local level and to develop effective working relationships with key ministries such as MIGEPROF.
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Strengthening Rural Development Models in Georgia (ENPARD II) Midterm Evaluation

Strengthening Rural Development Models in Georgia seeks to build on the success found by Mercy Corps, CARE and People in Need as they introduced the LEADER model for rural development to the municipalities of Borjomi, Lagodekhi and Kazbegi. In addition to continuing to implement this community-led local development approach, they were tasked with providing more national-level support for other Georgian LEADER implementations with the support of ELARD, a Europe-based not for profit organisation.

A series of interviews and focus groups held with beneficiaries, implementing agencies and other stakeholders provided a very positive picture of the impact being delivered by the LEADER model in these three municipalities, particularly in terms of increased engagement with local governance, community cohesion and economic participation.

Results further suggested that the growing presence LEADER in Georgia’s rural municipalities was positively moving Georgian rural governance in the direction envisioned by the Georgian Government and the Delegation of the European Union, that is, towards a state of alignment with the European Common Agricultural Policy.

The main difficulty identified is that Georgian Government policy looking forward appears to be wavering with regards to its commitment to the LEADER model, despite the levels of investment provided by the EU. Read More...

RESPONSIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE PROCESSES FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (RAPID)

This report constitutes the final evaluation of the Responsive and Accountable Processes for Inclusive Development project (RAPID), implemented in Balkh (Charkent and Khulm districts) and Parwan (Bagram and Jabulseraj districts) provinces of Afghanistan by CARE and the Afghan Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC). The project aimed at strengthening community-based groups in contributing and influencing local decision-making processes and monitoring service delivery and to enhance responsiveness and accountability of power-holders and local authorities in order for them to serve the needs of communities, particularly women and girls. Read More...

EVALUATION FINALE DU PROJET LEAD « INTEGRATION DE LA REDEVABILITE SOCIALE DANS L’EDUCATION POUR LES DEVELOPPEMENT »

Le présent rapport clôture le processus d’évaluation finale du projet « Intégration de la redevabilité sociale dans l’éducation pour le développement » (LEAD), réalisé dans le cadre d’un partenariat signé entre l’organisation CARE International Maroc (CIM) et le « Global Partnership for Social Accountability » (GPSA) de la Banque Mondiale (BM). Il est mis en oeuvre au Maroc par CARE International Maroc et la Near East Foundation (NEF) pour une durée de quatre ans du 30 Septembre 2014 au 30 Septembre 2018 pour un budget global de 720 000 USD. Read More...

Evidence of Change In Gender Equality and Women‘s Empowerment in the Balkans 2005-2012

This is a report about CARE’s work to advance gender equality in the Balkans and what we have achieved over the past seven years. Our goal is to give account and to demonstrate our commitment to change the lives of the people we serve. We want to illustrate the real life impact of the work we do with our partners and to document the process, methods and the tools used. We want to show that what we and partners have achieved, is relevant to the regional context and that our approaches and methodologies make a demonstrable difference. We also want to learn from our challenges and limitations, and we will use these lessons in our future work. Read More...

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