Civil Society and Governance

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...

Bougainville Community Governance Project

Final evaluation of the BCG Project reporting on its three main objectives:

- Community Governments in ARoB are increasingly participating effectively in planning, governance, and service delivery
- District and Community Government level public servants in ARoB have enhanced capacity to facilitate planning and delivery of accessible, acceptable, available, and quality (AAAQ) services
- Village Assembly (VA) leaders in ARB are increasingly engaged in local governance and community self help initiatives [30 pages] Read More...

Food security, nutrition, climate change resilience and gender

This Policy Analysis is part of series of country-specific studies on Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) and Climate Change Resilience (CCR) policies in the Southern African region that CARE International is currently conducting. CARE identifies advocacy as one of the priority approaches to influence broader change and scale up effective
solutions. Multiplying the impact of innovative solutions that bring lasting changes, by documenting and replicating successful experiences, promoting pro-poor approaches and advocating and influencing policies are key aspects of CARE global 2020 Program Strategy. [112 pages] Read More...

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...

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