Economic Development

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...

Evaluation of the 2017 Somalia Humanitarian Cash-Based Response

Cash Based Assistance (CBA) has been used by humanitarian organisations in Somalia to assist people
in need since 2003. After several years of poor rainfall, the humanitarian community responded to a famine alert issued in January 2017 with a significant scale-up of funding and programmes. Having originally published a 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in November 2016, by May 2017, the Somalia Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) revised the HRP upwards to target 5.5 million people needing assistance. The United Nations (UN), Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and numerous international and national NGOs delivered a wide variety of life-saving and livelihood support CBA to vulnerable people across the country. [72 pages] Read More...

Situation Analysis to understand the needs and challenges of the urban migrant women at Gazipur of P.A.C.E at Community Project

CARE Bangladesh has been implementing Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E) at Community Project since April 2014 to till now funded by Gap Inc. The overall objective of the project is to have a positive impact in the lives of marginalized urban female migrant workers.
As a part of the activity, P.A.C.E at Community Project is working to test/pilot three core P.A.C.E modules in a community setting, thus improving living and working conditions of women in urban areas of Gazipur. Through the 20 learning centers urban migrant women are receiving the P.A.C.E session. P.A.C.E at Community project also set its activities for create an enabling environment for improving living and working conditions of urban migrant women. [15 pages] Read More...

Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project: Stories of Impact

This 26 page document shared stories of impact from CARE Bangladesh's project "Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain," which was the first dairy project in CARE Bangladesh to embrace a value chain approach, which observed the entire dairy sector for sustainable pro-poor growth. Read More...

Shomoshti Yearly MRM Report ‘2018

CARE Bangladesh is implementing Shomoshti-Prosperity for the Poor and Disadvantaged project in 28 Upazilas in 14 districts, clustered in 4 regions (Northwest, mid-North West, Southwest and Northeast) of Bangladesh. Shomoshti is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) mandated project implemented with five partner NGOs. This yearly monitoring and results management (MRM) findings represent the outcome of the project. [42 pages]
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Promoting an Enabling Environment for Women in Factories Final Evaluation

CARE Bangladesh’s women’s empowerment wing launched the project titled “Promoting an Enabling Environment for Women in Factories (PEEWF)” in 2015 with a target to work with 3,500 workers and 6 factories (5 RMG, 1 Ceramics factory). The funding of the project has been provided by Galeries Lafayete. The RMG factories were all under Intramex group, a leading RMG manufacturing company of the country, whereas the ceramic factory was named Artisan Ceramics Limited. The specific objectives of PEEWF Project are to make the management of RMG and Ceramics factories and other targeted stakeholders responsive and accountable for creating a worker friendly environment, to enhance worker awareness, skill and understanding on gender discrimination, rights and entitlement to increase their participation in the workers committees and demonstrate leadership, to build the capacity of factory mid-level management on workers needs and rights, professional attitude and behavior and benefits of investment on workers welfare, and to mobilize the community to create enabling environment at the community level. [106 pages] Read More...

Scale Project Impact Study Project Brief

Strengthening Cash transfers for Access to finance, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship (SCALE) is a three-year (2013- 2016) project funded by the European Union which CARE International in Zambia, in collaboration with the Ministry ofCommunityDevelopmentandSocialWelfare(MCDSW),isimplementing. Itisapracticalandscalablemodelfor social and economic empowerment that brings tangible benefits to communities and contributes to poverty reduction.
The SCALE Project is premised on the idea that combining social cash transfers (SCT) with Village Savings and Loans (VSL), which are enriched with business skills using a Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) approach, will enable beneficiaries to graduate to sustainable livelihoods beyond SCT.
The complementary model of VSL and SPM builds on the existing Government SCT programme. The project has organised beneficiaries of SCT into Village Saving and Loans Associations (VSLAs) and trained them in VSL and SPM methodologies. Read More...

Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E) Training Impact Assessment

In 2017 Chrysalis conducted the P.A.C.E training programme, originally designed and funded by GAP Inc., in 21 selected tea estates. This impact assessment employed a mixed method approach to delineate the changes witnessed during the post-training period both in the personal and work lives of the people who underwent the training and those who associate with them in their day to day lives. [31 pages] Read More...

LEADERS – Promoting inclusive local economic empowerment and development to enhance resilience and social stability

Final narrative report for LEADERS – Promoting inclusive local economic empowerment and development to enhance resilience and social stability. [23 pages] Read More...

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program (GEWEP)

This report gives an overview of activities which were implemented by CARE Uganda and its local partners, Women and Rural Development Network (WORUDET) and Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) during the period (2014-March 2017). [22 pages] Read More...

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