icon icon icon icon icon icon icon

CARE’s 3rd Annual “Innovation in Sanitation” Award: CARE Bangladesh SHOUHARDO team and iDE

This year, we are proud to award CARE’s 3rd Annual “Innovation in Sanitation” Award to the CARE Bangladesh SHOUHARDO team and our partner organization, iDE, for their work to reach poor and ultra-poor families in seasonally flooded regions of Northern Bangladesh with safe and flood resilient sanitation. CARE and iDE have demonstrated the potential of integrating human centered-design with equitable and inclusive market-based approaches to improve supply and demand in the chars and haors. Through this model, the CARE and iDE team has demonstrated remarkable sanitation gains in the face of a challenging, ‘last mile’ context and in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic—after only 10 months of active sales, more than 13,000 households have purchased toilets, improving sanitation access for more than 50,000 people. In addition to significant women’s empowerment gains under SHOUHARDO, CARE and iDE supported the development of an 85-person network of sanitation sales and marketing agents, 60 of whom are women!

Download (English)

Related Reports

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68): The Value of Savings Groups to National Governments & Funders

At the 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, CARE, PEI (the World Bank’s Partnership for Economic Inclusion), the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, and the Government of Uganda brought together over 40 people from key governments & civil society organization leaders to discuss experiences and lessons learned from challenging gender inequality and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Savings Group models. The focus of the session was to explore how government-led Savings Groups (also known as Village Savings & Loan Associations or VSLAs) are a tool for gender norms transformation, women’s economic empowerment, poverty eradication and social protection. Read More

Read More

Transitioning from Face-to-Face to Remote Capacity Sharing with 15 Cohort Members in Afghanistan

Within a localization project led by global women leaders, project partners in Afghanistan share lessons learned from having to suddenly shift to entirely online activities after the de facto authorities’ December 2021 decree barring women from working in NGOs. Read More

Read More

Strengthening Women-Led Organizations’ Meaningful Engagement in Humanitarian Settings: Year 1 Learnings

Within a localization project led by global women leaders, project partners share lessons learned from the implementation of the project across four countries, reflecting upon the key elements of successful project coordination across vastly different country contexts. Learnings include having productive spaces for collaboration, upholding feminist evaluation practices, and carrying out effective multi-level advocacy. Read More

Read More