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.
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 2022 CARE and our partners have contributed to global change for 180 million people in 82 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 More
In 2022, CARE worked in 111 countries, reaching 174 million people through more than 1,600 programs. Thanks to our supporters, CARE was able to respond to some of the greatest humanitarian challenges since our founding. We've assisted Ukrainian refugees fleeing into Poland and other neighboring countries. The war in Ukraine, combined with climate shifts and economic fallout caused by COVID, exacerbated the global hunger crisis. In response, we launched a $250 million comprehensive emergency response that delivered critical food aid and treatment for severe malnutrition while helping families build longer-term plans to withstand future shocks. Read More
CARE’s Water+ 2022 Retrospective Report highlights a selection of lessons learned from programs demonstrating WASH systems approaches – and CARE’s work to strengthen conditions and capacities for governance, accountability, investment, monitoring and learning that are essential to successfully sustaining WASH services. This report includes five briefs which represent a small fraction of the work CARE did in water+ in 2022, but that we hope provide useful learning for our CARE programs and partners, in the WASH sector and beyond. Read More