Civil Society and Governance

PACMUW Project Baseline Study

The Protection and Choices for Marginalised Urban Women (PACMUW) Project, funded by the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian NGO Co-operation Program (ANCP), is being implemented by CARE International in Lao PDR in Vientiane City, over a 4-year period. The project purpose is: To strengthen the capacity of local groups and implementing partners to lead development actions for stronger protections and positive choices among marginalised urban women. [62 pages] Read More...

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project Third Quarterly Report

The Third Quarter of the USAID-funded Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) project spanned the period April-June, 2017. CARE, IBIS and ISODEC supported 26 CSO partners to complete a number of citizen monitoring and dissemination activities started in previous quarters in the 50 SA districts and to commence another round of citizen monitoring of capital projects. As at the end of June, 88 capital projects had been selected from the 2016/2017 Annual Action Plans (AAPs) in 43 of the 50 social accountability (SA) districts for citizen monitoring, majority of which are education (42%) and health-related (36%) projects. Below is a summary of the key activities implemented during the quarter and the results thereof.
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Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project First Quarterly Report

The Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanism (GSAM) project is a five (5) year USAIDfunded project, which focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital development projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. GSAM is designed to strengthen social accountability by improving availability of District Assembly capital project information to citizens to enhance their capacity to demand accountability. The GSAM project interventions directly contribute to the attainment of USAID/Ghana Country Development Cooperation Strategy, - Strengthened Responsive, Democratic Governance under intermediate results; IR 1.2.1 “increased capacity of CSOs to advocate on behalf of citizens for improved government services’’; and sub IR 1.2.2 ‘‘strengthened CSO and National Audit Authority oversight of government services’’. Read More...

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project 2nd Year Annual Report

The Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project” is five year social accountability project which was formulated by the Government of the United States of America through its development agency, USAID, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana. The project focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana.
The implementation of the GSAM project directly contributes to intermediate results; IR 1.2.1 “increased capacity of CSOs to advocate on behalf of citizens for improved government services’’; and sub IR 1.2.2 ‘‘strengthened CSO and National Audit Authority oversight of government services’’ under USAID/Ghana Country Development Cooperation strategy,- Strengthened Responsive, Democratic Governance. Read More...

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project Quarterly Report

The Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project seeks to strengthen citizens’ oversight of capital projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. CARE International in Ghana, IBIS in Ghana and Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) are implementing the project in collaboration with twenty-seven Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders.

This report highlights activities carried out in Quarter Two (January-March, 2017) of Year 3 of the project’s implementation. It presents information relating to administration and project infrastructure, programme activities, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Information on project implementation challenges, lessons learnt for the period, conclusions and recommendations are also presented as part of the report. Read More...

Local Partnership for Accountability Final Evaluation

86-page final evaluation of the 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) Read More...

HAQI and GYOB Projects Final Evaluations

31-page final evaluation on CARE Egypt’s governance program works to enhance good governance at the local and national level. Apart of the governance program, CARE implemented two projects: How to Access Quality Initiative (HAQI) and Get Youth on Board project (GYOB). HAGI adopted the rights based approach to access quality services while GYOB aims to empower youth to be part of decision making in local communities. The final evaluation will assess to what extent the two project were able to achieve their targets indicators and effectiveness of their implementation modality to impact the targeted communities. Read More...

Strengthening Civil Society Participation in the Agricultural Sector in Egypt-SCPAE Project Evaluation

This 46-page study aims to evaluate the SCPAE project through explaining the following aspects: 1) Assessing the rationale of the SCPAE project; 2) Assessing the efficiency of the project in achieving the planned activities and results; 3) Assessing the impact of the project and identifying the unintended results achieved from the project; 4) Exploring the level of project sustainability and the possibility of scaling-up the project in the future; 5) Exploring the key challenges which the project faced or still faces. The study concludes by summarizing the strengths and success of the project in addition to the points of weaknesses or areas for improvement in the project.
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Evaluation to “Strengthening Civil Society Participation in the Agricultural Sector in Egypt-SCPAE” Project

This 107-page study aims to evaluate the SCPAE project through explaining the following aspects: 1) Assessing the rationale of the SCPAE project; 2) Assessing the efficiency of the project in achieving the planned activities and results; 3) Assessing the impact of the project and identifying the unintended results achieved from the project; 4) Exploring the level of project sustainability and the possibility of scaling-up the project in the future; 5) Exploring the key challenges which the project faced or still faces. The study concludes by summarizing the strengths and success of the project in addition to the points of weaknesses or areas for improvement in the project.
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For Active Inclusion and Rights of Roma Women in the Western Balkans (FAIR II) Project Baseline Report

35 page baseline assessment of the FAIR II project is being implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Montenegro by CARE and three established local Roma women lead civil society organization and presents a continuation and upgrade of CARE Balkans focus on empowering Roma women and girls to become agents of change in their families and communities, but also contribute to improved structures and practices addressing women’s rights and social inclusion, on national and regional levels. The intention is to impact directly lives of at least 7,000 people, mainly Roma women and girls and men and boys in 27 Roma communities in the three target countries through a wide range of mutually intertwined and reinforcing activities. This assessment is an initial information base, but also a set of recommended actions to be addressed by the project team, partners included, and as such used as a tool for monitoring project’s progress and effectiveness.
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