Globally an estimated 1.1 billion women, nearly one in three, are excluded from the formal financial system. This is particularly true in humanitarian crises. The Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model with its focus on establishing low cost, self-administered informal financial services - with the ability to link to formal financial institutions where available - has the potential to help address this gap and lay a foundation for future economic recovery. Since 2019, CARE has been working through our VSLA in Emergencies (VSLAiE) approach to increase sectoral learning on how to successfully implement VSLAs in some of the most challenging crisis affected settings.
This is an E-newsletter developed by CARE Ethiopia, She Thrives project. The E-newsletter describes the First-Ever National Child Protection and Policy Advocacy Coalition initiated by CARE She Thrives project and Woord en Daad, INGO. The aim of the coalition is to create an organizational capacity to represent the collective voice of local and international civil society organizations in support of the government initiative to combat child labor through policy and socioeconomic approaches by aligning efforts and mobilizing technical and financial resources. Read More
The humanitarian community has come a long way since the first Sex and Age Matter report was published in 2011. In the new report, Sex, age (and more) still matter, we show how that progress has been uneven. The collection and analysis of sex-, age, and disability disaggregated data do not consistently inform programming and require further commitment and investment. Read More
CARE has conducted a study to analyze the evidence on girls' priorities and investments focusing on eliminating CEFM, including, but not limited to SDG-5. The research identified the nature and size of Bangladesh Government and donors’ investment in girls’ priorities and identified the gaps between girls’ priorities and these investments alongside specific recommendations to fill those gaps. Read More