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Reports & Resources Spotlight

Latest Impact Reports

Sanchay Sathi: Transforming VSLA Engagement through Digital Tools

The Sanchay Sathi mobile application represents a significant advancement in the digital empowerment of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) in Bangladesh. Focused on the challenging environments of the char and haor regions, the app supports over 2000 VSLA groups, aiding in financial inclusion and economic enhancement through digital record-keeping and management. Read More

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Community Credit and Land Security

This brief discusses the Commonlands initiative in Uganda, which aims to modernize land rights and financial accessibility for rural communities. By leveraging digital tools and community-based verification systems, the program seeks to enhance land security and provide access to credit, empowering marginalized groups, particularly women. Read More

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Digitalizing Savings Groups in Sierra Leone

This brief highlights CARE Sierra Leone's partnership with MiKashBoks to enhance the efficiency and security of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) through digital tools. The initiative focuses on improving financial management, digital literacy, and secure transactions, particularly benefiting women in rural communities by transitioning from manual to digital financial practices. Read More

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Latest Evaluations/Research

No Women, No Peace

When crises hit, women step-up as leaders, engaging hands-on to navigate challenges. Women leaders are often overlooked and unsupported in times of crisis, yet they continue to make considerable contributions. They deliver essential health and nutrition services to the most vulnerable. They document human rights abuses and work to make communities safer. They strengthen their livelihoods through resourcefulness and creativity. CARE's Women in War research shows that women are the key to effective crises recovery and long-term peacebuilding. By removing barriers to their participation and amplifying the critical work they are already doing, we can give women the recognition they deserve and empower them to change the future of crisis response. Read More

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Women Navigating Health Challenges on the Frontline

Since 2013, CARE has focused on understanding women's roles and needs during crises, initially starting with the Syrian conflict. Through initiatives like Rapid Gender Analysis and Women Respond, CARE has gathered insights into how women lead during crises and what support they require. This brief aligns with CARE's latest report, Women in War which combines surveys, interviews, and data models using public datasets to comprehend women's experiences in conflict. Read More

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Sugu Yiriwa: Mid-Term Evaluation

Prepared by Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, this document summarizes the results of the mid-term evaluation report for the Feed the Future Sugu Yiriwa Delta Zone Activity. It assesses the quality of the activity's implementation, achievements and results, and identifies areas for improvement for the remaining project period. Read More

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Latest Lessons Learned

Her Money, Her Life: Gender Equality through VSLAs in Tanzania

The Her Money, Her Life project in Tanzania is maximizing the potential benefits women receive from their crops through a focus on entrepreneurship and collective investment. This brief outlines how the project uses VSLAs as a platform to address root causes of gender inequality. Read More

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024

Menstrual Health and Hygiene is relevant to all of us. The theme of this year's Menstrual Hygiene Day is a #PeriodFriendlyWorld. CARE's work with schools, communities and displaced persons supports menstrual materials, infrastructure and education that break down taboos and increase access to menstrual hygiene for all. Below is a small collection of some of CARE's recent work in menstruation. Read More

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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

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