This brief of the Water+ 2021 Retrospective Report identifies key recommendations pulled from the thematic lessons learned across CARE’s broader water+ work in 2021.
Even as COVID-19 shifts from being a fresh emergency to a fact of life, extreme poverty and economic inequality are rising globally, worsened by the continued impact of the pandemic and new crises. Reversing these damaging trends is critical and possible, but only if resources, power, and support are put in the hands of those who have been hit hardest. We firmly believe that VSLAs are some of the most effective vehicles for economic justice and long-term resilience because they put women in control of their own resources, incomes, and destinies. That is why at the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, CARE pledged to work with governments to strengthen leadership among women and girls in VSLAs as part of our scaling strategy and 2030 target of reaching 50 million women in countries where gender and economic disparities are highest. Please read through the Annual Report for FY21 to get a brief overview of the impact and power of VSLAs in CARE programming. Read MoreRead More
Since 2015, CARE has been tracking impact metrics in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2021, CARE shifted to 30 impact indicators for CARE’s Vision 2030, still aligned with the SDGs. The SDGs represent a collective, global commitment to a transformed world. It is only right that an organization like CARE also be accountable to demonstrating how its work contributes to these shared goals toward this collective vision. Between 2015 and 2021 CARE and our partners have contributed to global change for 161 million people in 83 countries. We use the word “contributions” deliberately: in all our work, change happens through the combined efforts of many different actors, including civil society and movements, governments, and the private sector. Our programs are just some of the contributing factors that lead to these impacts and outcomes. Read MoreRead More
In 2021, CARE worked in 102 countries, reaching more than 100 million people through more than 1,400 programs. We celebrated our 75th anniversary and launched our two-year Fast and Fair initiative, providing vaccine delivery to at least 100 million people. Read MoreRead More