Final Evaluation: MACP Project – Disaster Ready Communities in Vulnerable Rural Areas of Guatemala

CARE Guatemala implemented during 2020 to 2023 the “Disaster Ready Communities in vulnerable rural areas of Guatemala MACP” project financed by the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Foundation, donating US$2,300,000.00 (Two million three hundred thousand dollars) for its execution. The initiative was executed in municipalities of Joyabaj, San Bartolomé Jocotenango and Sacapulas in the Department of Quiché; Aguacatán and Chiantla in the Department of Huehuetenango and Salamá, in the Department of Baja Verapaz.

Its general objective was increased empowerment and leadership of vulnerable communities, to provide an efficient, gender-sensitive emergency response, in a context of natural disasters and health crises at the end of the project.

Specific objectives were:

a) Communities after the first year of the project implement social measures to reduce vulnerability and risks. b) Communities execute social actions together with municipal governments to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, the project defined five results:

1. During the first year of the project, communities have a well-informed and adequately trained, inclusive, and self-organized group responsible of leading disaster preparedness. 2. Communities have greater capacities for disaster response with the respective plans and inclusive systems implemented and updated, incorporating what they learned at the end of the project. 3. Communities are connected, for a second year, with the project, to municipal governments and have access to technical and financial assistance. 4. The project contributes to increase the capacity of nearby communities and local government units in disaster preparedness. 5. Communities respond efficiently to health crises and coordinate with health services for appropriate use of the respective protocols.

The team hired for this purpose carried out a series of capacity-building activities, investment in infrastructure, providing support and technical training to leaders. The project was executed by a multidisciplinary staff and some activities were implemented by hiring temporary, external consultants with expertise on related topics.

Upon completion, CARE Guatemala requested a final evaluation. This process has allowed us to identify a series of important findings related to the project cycle. Among them, a design and execution with a high level of pertinence, coherence, relevance, efficiency/effectiveness, impact and sustainability. A process to strengthen the capabilities of the Local Coordinators for Disaster Reduction COLRED was successfully carried out in 60 communities from 6 municipalities benefited.

As an immediate result of the strengthening process, 60 COLRED have the capabilities to identify, monitor and act during emergencies caused by disasters and have higher levels of cohesion compared to the beginning of the project. They have also complied with all the steps to obtain CONRED accreditation and have prepared and received approval of its Local Response Plans. They are articulated to community and municipal processes through the Municipal Instances of

Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management IMGIRD, spaces that have different levels of development based on their management and formalization, starting as units to Municipal Directorates. This municipal space was strengthened by COMRED whose members were trained and strengthened. Participating communities received support to renovate facilities that could potentially become shelters, School Committees were trained and organizational support that will allow them to adequately manage disaster risks in the context of their educational process.

Since its formulation, the project had a solid approach and was committed to promoting equity in participation processes including women and men. However, disaggregated analysis tools and specific gender action plans were prepared after the project had begun. This caused, in part, that gender implementation suffered some limitations during activities. However, it has been satisfying to note that, despite these limitations, the women involved in the process are empowered, have an understanding, defend the importance of their participation and identify the basic actions related to community management and mobilization for disaster reduction and emergency action.

The findings documented in this report were verified by implementing a comprehensive work methodology that reviewed documents produced by the project, analyzed the activity cycle, reviewed the financial and administrative aspects of the project, as well as documents and systematizations prepared, carried out interviews with three levels of execution involved in the project (senior management, middle management and operational team), with focus group, and made field visits to execute direct observation and interviews with participants. At the end of the document, there are pertinent conclusions and recommendations. Read More...

Final Report: Enhanced Humanitarian Response in Choma, Kalomo and Monze Districts in the Southern Province of Zambia

The water and sanitation activities benefited 7,859 people (2579 people, more than planned target) who use safe water in greater quantities and reduce the incidence of disease including awareness about better protection from gender-based violence. Of these people, 5654 people benefited from cash assistance to meet some basic needs. Some beneficiaries invested the money in purchasing agricultural inputs, small livestock and upgrading shelter to increase crop yields and improve food and nutrition security as well as decent shelter. In total, 14,574 people were reached and accessed information thereby contributing to disease prevention and improved hygiene practices. CARE assigned 3 staff and supported 4 DMMU enumerators who participated in conducting the vulnerability assessment and producing the 2023 national contingency plan. The plan informs the design of government and NGO interventions in response to disasters. Read More...

New Economic Opportunities for Returnees and Vulnerable Citizens in Southern and Eastern Serbia

This report is an external evaluation of “New economic opportunities for returnees and vulnerable citizens in southern and eastern Serbia” project, implemented by CARE International Balkans, Serbia Office and project partner organizations NEXUS from Vranje and ENECA from Niš, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); Donor Contract no. 4621. Part of matching funds have been provided by Letter-Day Saint Charities (LDS). Lead applicant of the project was CARE Deutschland e.V. Project implementation period under review was from the November 2020 to October 2023. The evaluation was carried out by the external evaluator at the end of the Project period September – October, 2023.

Overall objective of the project was to contribute to the equal, socio-economic integration of vulnerable citizens and improve the general economic living conditions in the south and east of the Republic of Serbia. The goal of the project was that vulnerable population groups in Southeast Serbia recognize opportunities for socio-economic inclusion in their home region and question emigration more critically. The project has been implemented in six districts of south and east Serbia: Pčinjski, Jablanički, Nišavski, Pirotski, Zaječarski and Borski. Target project groups includes citizens who have returned via the readmission agreement, but also local economically disadvantaged population groups that tend to emigrate to Western countries and their family members.

The purpose of the Final evaluation was to analyse the achievement of the planned results and the impact of the named project on the level of the key stakeholders and to provide findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the future programming, as well as for development of new project proposals. In order to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the Action the evaluation was analysed the project’s achievements after the three years of the project implementation, based on the specific objectives and results as specified in the project proposal and ToR1. The process of evaluation involved 64 participants, 54 of which are direct project beneficiaries. Evaluation was based on participatory approach since this approach can increase ownership of the program, evaluation findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Alma Llanera II – año 2-Informe Final

El presente estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar el nivel de logro de los objetivos y las estrategias implementadas en el proyecto Alma Llanera durante el periodo setiembre 2022 – agosto 2023, que permitan generar aprendizajes y dar cuenta de los productos, resultados, efectos y mecanismos de sostenibilidad.
Alma Llanera es un proyecto desarrollado por CARE Perú, gracias al financiamiento de la Oficina de Población, Refugiados y Migración (PRM) del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos de América, en respuesta a la crisis humanitaria originada por la movilidad de humana de personas refugiadas y migrantes al Perú. El objetivo de este proyecto es brindar apoyo y asistencia a personas migrantes y refugiadas, priorizando a mujeres, niñas y jóvenes, beneficiando a comunidades en las regiones de Callao, Lima, La Libertad, Piura y Tumbes. Read More...

Alma Llanera II – año 2-Estudio de satisfacción sobre servicios promovidos por el proyectos

CARE Perú viene ejecutando el Proyecto “Alma Llanera” (el Proyecto) en las regiones de Lima, Callao, La Libertad, Piura y Tumbes, cuyo objetivo es que los refugiados venezolanos y los miembros vulnerables de las comunidades de acogida en Perú tengan acceso seguro y constante a servicios de protección y asistencia humanitaria. El Proyecto busca alcanzar su objetivo a través de la promoción de un mayor acceso a servicios de protección, servicios de salud, y servicios de salud mental y apoyo psicosocial.
El objetivo del estudio es medir el nivel de satisfacción de la población migrante o refugiada venezolana atendida por el Proyecto Fase II en los servicios de protección, salud y salud mental y apoyo psicosocial. Read More...

Línea de base para el proyecto “Competitividad en crianza de animales menores”-Informe Final

El proyecto “Competitividad de Crianza de Animales Menores” busca mejorar los ingresos económicos de pequeños productores rurales dedicados a la crianza de animales menores en cinco distritos de las provincias de Lima e Ica, en Perú. El proyecto se divide en tres componentes: acceso a mercados inclusivos, gestión empresarial y alianzas estratégicas e incidencia política. Como parte del proyecto, se realizó un estudio de línea de base utilizando métodos cuantitativos y cualitativos para evaluar el nivel inicial de los valores de los indicadores y las estrategias a implementar. El estudio utilizó encuestas, entrevistas y grupos focales para obtener información de los productores, actores clave y técnicos de las zonas de intervención. La muestra fue de 386 casos en total, con 193 en Lima e Ica respectivamente. El objetivo es mejorar la cadena de valor de producción de animales menores identificando obstáculos y fortalezas en las zonas de intervención. El estudio identificó una serie de desafíos en la producción y comercialización de estos animales. Read More...


El informe presenta los hallazgos del estudio de evaluación externa del Proyecto GROW: “Desarrollando capacidades para ofrecer tratamiento por el abuso de sustancias sensible al género 2014 – 2021”, que en adelante denominaremos Proyecto GROW. El informe contiene una síntesis de la información generada, procesada y analizada para responder a las preguntas que contiene cada uno de los siete objetivos específicos del estudio. Read More...

Ignite Initiative Final Report

La estimación del valor de los indicadores se ha realizado a partir de los resultados obtenidos de aplicar, de manera telefónica, una Encuesta de Salida en la segunda quincena de abril del 2023 a 370 personas beneficiarias del Proyecto. Estas personas fueron seleccionadas aleatoriamente de las tres Bases de Datos facilitadas por CARE para la presente evaluación: una conformada por participantes que recibieron servicios financieros o servicios no financieros (quienes fueron entrevistados/as en un Estudio de evaluación del Proyecto realizado el año pasado); otra, conformada por participantes que recibieron únicamente servicios no financieros del Proyecto; y una tercera conformada por participantes que recibieron solamente servicios financieros del Proyecto  Read More...

ELLA ALIMENTA AL MUNDO – PERÚ-Informe Final de Evaluación

CARE PERÚ, desde abril 2019 a diciembre 2022 implementa el proyecto “Ella Alimenta al Mundo”- EAM (SFtW - She Feeds the World - por sus siglas en inglés), programa lanzado en varios países por la Fundación PepsiCo a través de CARE USA. El propósito del proyecto ha sido reducir la desnutrición crónica y la anemia en niñas y niños menores de 5 años e incrementar los ingresos de 4,000 familias pobres que residen en 4 distritos priorizados, correspondiente a las provincias de Lima, Ica y Sullana con enfoque de género. El grupo objetivo son niñas y niños menores de 5 años y mujeres gestantes. Read More...

Intervenciones en Educación Sexual Integral (ESI) en Piura-Evaluación Final

El presente documento contiene los resultados del proyecto “Intervención en educación sexual integral (ESI) y empoderamiento de niñas y adolescentes en Piura” aplicado en Morropón, Piura. Este proyecto fue implementado fuera de la escuela en el C.P. de Yapatera, distrito de Chulucanas y dentro de la escuela en tres instituciones educativas de la zona: IIEE 14618, IIEE 14619, José Pintado Berru. El documento se
divide en cinco partes. En la primera, se presentan los objetivos del estudio y el alcance de éste. En la segunda, los pasos metodológicos necesarios para cumplir con los objetivos. En la tercera, los indicadores de propósito, resultados y productos. La cuarta sección presenta los resultados desagregados de estudiantes y docentes. La quinta parte los resultados cualitativos de docentes y facilitadores. Finalmente, la última parte contienen las conclusiones y recomendaciones de la implementación del proyecto.
El presente trabajo ha identificado mejoras en los indicadores priorizados tanto en docentes como estudiantes a nivel general. En cuanto a los indicadores de propósito, se puede decir que: i) se registraron 330 estudiantes y 15 docentes, ii) hubo un incremento del 8% de la tasa de variación del índice de igualdad de género en las estudiantes mujeres, iii) hubo un incremento global del 22% de la tasa de variación del
índice de igualdad de género en los y las docentes, iv) incremento del 10.55% en tasa de variación de niñas y adolescentes mujeres que obtienen un puntaje deseado (3 a 4 puntos) en el índice de educación sexual integral y normas sociales de género. Read More...

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