Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) have been a foundational programmatic approach at CARE since 1991. Since then, CARE has helped over 13.7 million people join savings groups. The savings group model has been adopted and adapted by a variety of organizations globally. This brief gives an overview of the social and financial effects and returns of savings groups as well as how groups affected members’ resilience to COVID-19. The results gave an overview of the financial return on investment (ROI), group economic outcomes, savings groups costs, and individual and household effects for savings groups both inside and outside of CARE.
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