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Ukraine Crisis Update: September 19, 2022

Since the crisis began in February 2022, CARE and its 56 implementing partners have reached almost half a million people across Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Georgia, and Germany. In this September 19 newsletter, CARE shares stories from volunteers. Read More

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Ecuador Trip Report – Migration and Rootedness in Latin America

A bipartisan and bicameral delegation of Congressional staffers traveled to Ecuador with CARE to see the impacts of U.S. foreign investments firsthand. The delegation met with Ecuadorian government officials, civil society actors, and program participants to discuss how violence and poverty undermine development throughout Latin America and force people to flee their communities, as well as the role that global investments in rights-based, community-led emergency response and development can play in combatting poverty. Read More

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Ukraine Crisis Update: August 15, 2022

According to the UN, more than 10 million refugees have fled Ukraine since February 2022. In this August 15 update, CARE shares three stories from Ukrainian refugees who are adjusting to life in Poland. Read More

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Latest Evaluations/Research

Food Insecurity: Impact on Education Outcomes

Recent projections are showing that the world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger by 2030, and people are more food insecure than ever. When food insecure households have to make decisions on how to use their limited resources, children’s schooling, especially girls’ access to education, often becomes a casualty. This brief report attempts to shed a light on the current global food insecurity status, its impact on children’s cognitive development, and some of CARE’s promising practices which are showing results in reducing the impact of food insecurity on education outcomes. Read More

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Food Security and Nutrition Crisis in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is struggling to pay import bills for food, fuel, gas, and other essential goods necessary for the daily life of its citizens, and prices keep increasing (the food inflation rate is ~94%). Read More

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Ghana: Bringing the inputs one step closer to the farmers

Worldwide, the Ukraine conflict is leading to unparallel price hikes in food, fuel, and fertilizer. Like most countries in the world, Ghana is being impacted by these shocks. In simple words, Ghana is already on the path to growing less food this year. Farmers are not producing enough food crops, which affects their households’ livelihoods, and impacts women and children. To understand more about the current impact of the global food crisis on smallholder farmers and their coping mechanisms in the local context, CARE engaged with farmers in Ghana. Read More

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Latest Lessons Learned

Savings Groups in Emergencies – Peer Learning Group Resources

Savings Groups are one of the most widespread economic empowerment initiatives worldwide. Over the past 30 years, hundreds of NGOs and local civil society organizations have mobilized and trained Savings Groups across 75 countries, with an estimated 20 million active members. A growing body of evidence suggests that – across countries, organizations, and projects – Savings Groups have a consistently positive impact on savings, access and use of credit, investment in income-generating activities, food consumption and security, self-confidence, and market and social support networks. There is also mixed evidence that, in certain conditions, Savings Groups contribute to asset accumulation, income, investment in education, leadership, and women’s empowerment. Beyond financial inclusion, Savings Groups are now promoted as an economic strengthening strategy for diverse development objectives related to livelihoods, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, health, social protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Through the collaboration of 8 INGOs, learnings were gathered on Savings Groups in Emergency Contexts and compiled into the available documents. Read More

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Gender Transformative Impact: A snapshot of eight projects

CARE believes that achieving gender equality requires change across all areas of women’s lives. Historically, CARE’s project impact has focused on women’s agency. However, influencing change in relations and structures is vital for achieving gender equality, even if this can be more challenging. We looked across eight projects reporting impact across all three dimensions of CARE’s Gender Equality Framework—agency, relations, and structures—to see how they scored on CARE’s Gender Marker and what common features they share. Read More

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Increasing Women’s Financial Autonomy and Empowerment: Learnings from the Digital Subwallets Program

Providing opportunities for women to increase their financial control supports their empowerment, as well as creates chances to improve development outcomes for their families. Women’s increased financial autonomy also reduces the mental and emotional stress that results from unequal financial conditions. The Digital Sub-Wallets project included two main objectives: • Increase women’s autonomy through more private control over money; and, • Improve cooperation by enhancing communication and relationships within the household. Read More

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