Baseline Study Report KHUSHAAL PROJECT 2019

CARE India in partnership with Alstom Foundation is implementing socio-developmental projects in 7 villages of District Madhepura, Bihar. Project Khushhaal is one among the many initiatives being undertaken in the identified villages. It aims to enhance the capabilities of women and girls (age 12 years and above) and youth in the age group of 18-35 years for resilient livelihoods and improved health outcomes through a participatory process.

The project aims to empower 1500 individuals (women and girls) from these 7 villages (Tuniyahi Uttarwadi, Tuniyahi Dakshinwadi, LakshmiRampur Chakla Uttarwadi, LakshmiRampur Chakla Dakshinwadi, Ganeshsthan, Shreepur Utarwadi and Shreepur Dakshinwadi) with better health and hygiene practices and have better preparedness for gainful employment opportunities

The study focused at 5 specific areas
1. Menstrual Hygiene related status and challenges
2. Health and Hygiene related situation in young Girls, Pregnant and Lactating women
3. Work and Communication Skills status of Adolescents and Youth
4. Work/Market situation of women Entrepreneurs
5. Social Scenario / Current Situation on Safe Space for Girls in community and social realization regarding it. Read More...

A Decade of Results in Social Transformation for Urban Female Youth

In Ethiopia, ensuring that both women and girls participate in and provide leadership through the urbanization process
is key and can only be accomplished by removing economic and socio- cultural barriers. Evidence from a series of
independent studies funded by USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP in 2017-2018 clearly show that urbanization and
industrialization processes in Ethiopia must be gender responsive in order to deliver sustainable outcomes.
CARE Ethiopia would challenge this and state that it must be gender transformative. For CARE Ethiopia this means
ensuring that: urban girls and women are empowered to equally access economic and social opportunities and
services; institutions become more responsive to the specific and contextual needs and priorities of urban girls and
women and with a focus to understand the heterogeneity of women and girls and their specific vulnerabilities, and that
socio-cultural norms and practices should promote gender equality. CARE Ethiopia’s Theory of Change for resource poor
urban females (see Figure 2), moves beyond individual self-improvement, towards transforming the power dynamics
and structures that served historically to reinforce gendered inequalities in urban communities. Read More...


This report presents the findings of the End of Project (EOP) Evaluation of the YEIS Project. The purpose of the EOP Evaluation was to ascertain the extent to which the project achieved its objectives and results. The Evaluation focused on the following aspects: (i) relevance, (ii) effectiveness (iii) impact (iv) efficiency (v) innovation, (vi) scalability and reliability, (vii) sustainability, (viii) project lessons learned and best practices, (ix) sensitivity to gender, women’s rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities, (x) project’s implementation architecture.

The overall objective of the YEIS project was to contribute to the elimination of poverty of youth between (16-30 years) dependent on the informal sector in Rwanda with a specific geographical coverage of seven districts namely; Nyarugenge, Kicukiro in Kigali City, Rulindo, Gakenke in the Northern Province, Nyabihu, Rubavu and Ngororero in the Western Province. The project was implemented by AJPRODHO in partnership with YWCA and CARE with funding from the European Union and Austrian Development Agency for a period of four years running from February 2015 to January 2019. Read More...

Final Evaluation of Jordanian Community Development Support Program

This evaluation assessed the Jordanian Community Development and Support Program (JCDSP), which aimed to enhance the socio-economic well-being and quality of life for Jordanian host community members, especially for Jordanian women and young women and men (ultimate outcome). The Program was delivered by CARE Canada and CARE International in Jordan in two phases. Phase 1 spanned three years, from 2014 to 2017, and lent assistance to meet the most critical needs of vulnerable populations from communities in Irbid, Mafraq, Zarqa, and East Amman. Its objective was to augment and supplement overwhelmed government services brought on by the large scale migration of Syrian refugees within these four target communities. The Program’s second phase, lasting 18 months (April 2018 to September 2019), responded to the longer term challenges and opportunities as more and more of the Syrian refugees made the decision to permanently settle in these communities. Under this phase, the Program shifted focus from humanitarian assistance to women’s economic empowerment, social cohesion and safety net enhancements. Accordingly, under this second phase, only two out of the three intermediate outcomes were maintained. As part of the shut-down process of the Program, CARE Canada and CARE International commissioned this summative evaluation to look at the success and challenges derived from this process. Through the collection of primarily qualitative data and augmented with data collected by the Program, this evaluation: 1. Assessed the degree to which the program has achieved its outcome results (impact) and the relative relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of program activities to generate these outcome results as per the Program’s theory of change; and 2. Provide insight, analysis and recommendations to CARE Jordan, and the CARE federation regarding the strengths and challenges of the programming to inform and improve future programming. Read More...


La présente étude jeunesse & VBG vise à dresser un état des lieux de la violence chez les
jeunes dans les régions de Ségou, Mopti et Tombouctou au Mali, et à comprendre les causes,
les conséquences/ manifestations et les préventions des violences chez les jeunes.
Pour ce faire, Care Mali et ses partenaires le consortium AMAPROS & ASSAFE à Ségou,YAG TU à Mopti et enfin le consortium ARDIL/CAID à Tombouctou, ont constitué une équipe de recherche afin de conduire une vaste étude de recherche qualitative auprès des MJT, des hommes engagés, les communautés dans les régions de Ségou, Mopti et Tombouctou.
Une revue documentaire a permis de consulter plusieurs documents, mais, en dépit de cela, il est à noter que certaines données, notamment quantitatives, ne sont pas disponibles ou impossible de les obtenir auprès des services de l’état par manque d’existence d’une base de données.
La violence compromet le bien-être physique et psychologique des jeunes garçons et des filles. Cette situation peut avoir des effets psychologiques à long terme sur les enfants et provoquer des séquelles, des abandons scolaires et, ce faisant, compromettre la réalisation de l’Objectif du Développement Durable(ODD), de même que la participation pleine et entière des jeunes garçons et des filles à la marche de la société. La prévalence, la fréquence et l’intensité de la violence dans la société n’a pas encore fait l’objet d’une étude approfondie et systématique au Mali concernant uniquement la jeunesse comme cible Cependant, les études disponibles sur les violences révèlent qu’il conviendrait d’améliorer la situation dans la société, si l’on veut qu’elle devienne un environnement sûr et protecteur pour les jeunes. Read More...

Impact Report Empowering Women and Youth for Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Agro Business

The idea of EWYSEA (Empowering Women and Youth for Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Agro-business) project was
conceived with the objective to create opportunities for earning income and becoming self-reliant, for both rural women and
youth groups through avenues of entrepreneurship. Krishi Utsho is a successfully proven supply chain model which has
improved the food security situation of vulnerable farmers and their families. As part of its commitment to improve the
gender parity in rural areas, where women and youth are the most vulnerable segments of society, and to improve the food
security situation in its program areas, KU implemented EWYSEA under its umbrella project to act as a vehicle for support.
This endline study was commissioned to assess the economic and social impact of the project and its initiatives on the target
groups, and the satisfaction level of customers and stakeholders of the EWYSEA project, with direct impact of EWYSEA on
beneficiaries. The endline study was designed as mixed methodology.

In the case of women entrepreneurs, major sources of income were found to be petty trade, agriculture and livestock farming.
All depended on cash income and only 33% on in-kind income. Range of monthly average income varied from BDT 2,100-
9,300, and major expenditures were for food, health, household purchase and children’s education. Most respondents
reportedly take household decisions jointly with their husbands; furthermore as earning members in HH they now enjoy more
decision making authority. Community level participation has increased since EWYSEA started. Women entrepreneurs found
training and awareness sessions conducted by Krishi Utsho highly informative and enlightening, by receiving information on
business strategy and marketing.

Rapport d’Evaluation du Projet AIDMATCH implémenté dans la ville de Goma (RD Congo) : Endline

Cette étude présente les résultats de l’évaluation finale d’un projet de santé sexuelle et de la reproduction des adolescents et jeunes financé par DFID et mis en oeuvre par Care International dans trois aires de santé de la ville de Goma de janvier 2016 à septembre 2017. Le but dudit projet est de réduire la fécondité des adolescentes par l’amélioration de l’accès à l’utilisation des méthodes contraceptives modernes. Une enquête de base avec une approche quantitative a été menée au début du projet durant la période du 26 mars au 5 avril 2016 pour déterminer les indicateurs qui servent de base de comparaison. L’enquête finale (Endline) s’est déroulée durant la période du 1er au 8 août 2017 et a utilisé deux approches : qualitative et quantitative. Une autre enquête quantitative a aussi été menée au même moment dans des aires de santé qui n’on pas été couvertes par les activités du projet AIDMATCH afin de servir des indicateurs témoins. Read More...

Baseline Report Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras

Baseline Report for the PROLEMPA project (Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras implemented in Consortium with TechnoServe, CESOSACO, SAJE and Socodevi and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Read More...

FSDU Final Project Report

CARE International in Uganda with funding from FSDU implemented a twenty months digitalized financial service project targeting 12,350 youth in Kibaale/Kagadi district. The project end date was 31/12/2016. The project had an extension of three months, 1stJanuary to 31stMarch 2017 at IPO level and 28th/04/2017 at CARE level respectively. The project goal was that “Rural and peri-urban youth aged (15-30yrs) in Kibaale/Kagadi district have increased access to financial services and engage meaningfully with the financial market
actors for sustainable financial inclusion”. The project had four specific objectives that focused on; strengthening the organizational capacity of youth through Youth Savings and Loans Associations (YSLAs) as the first step towards inclusion in the financial sector; ensuring establishment of structures that enable the youth to access formal financial services; provision of technical support that builds the financial industry’s knowledge base that heightens youth financial inclusion and establishment of a structure that supports the formal financial institutions’ and telecom companies to outgrow the “sub-scale trap” and reach a critical mass of youth customers. [42 pages] Read More...

Financial Sector Deepening in Uganda (FSDU) Baseline

CARE International Uganda (CARE) is presently implementing a pilot project for the digitalized financial services for the youth with funding from Financial Sector Deepening in Uganda (FSDU). The overall aim of the project is to ensure that 12,399 youth in Kibaale district are accessing financial education and services through Youth Savings and Loan Associations (YSLAs) and linking them through a digitalized platform using AIRTEL services to postBank. It also intends to institute youth friendly products in financial institutions so that the youth can be able to improve their household incomes. Read More...

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