Reports & Resources - CARE

Latest Impact Reports

CARE International’s Strategic Impact Inquiry on Gender in Emergencies

In 2018, CARE began planning a Strategic Impact Inquiry on Gender in Emergencies (SII on GiE) to understand the immediate and long-term impacts its emergency response work is having on gender equality. This document summarizes the conceptual framework and areas of inquiry that will guide the SII on GiE in its pilot research in 2019. Read More

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Finding Opportunity in Adversity: Case Study, Mali November 2021

Since COVID-19, CARE has undertaken concerted efforts to listen to women and girls and learn the impacts of the pandemic on women's lives, their greatest needs, and how they are responding. A segment of women and girls CARE engaged in these conversations have been members of VSLAs. This case study features the story of 51-year-old VSLA leader, Madame Dicko Oumou Cisse from Central Mali. Madmae Dicko was interviewed in November 2021 as part of CARE's Women Respond initiative. Read More

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Solidarity in Saving: Women Respond Quarter 2 Briefing, November 2021

Between December 2020 and July 2021, CARE conducted interviews with saving group members as part of the Women (in VSLA) Respond sub-initiative. The sub-initiative is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on how women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda are affected by and responding to the pandemic. This Quarter 2 briefing includes findings from two rounds of quantitative data from Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and one round of quantitative data from Uganda and qualitative insights from women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Mali, and Ethiopia. The survey included 4,185 VSLA members, of which 3,266 were women and girls, and shows findings and trends overtime on how VSLA members in the targeted countries are coping and responding to the pandemic. Read More

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Latest Evaluations/Research

Sustainable Change Achieved through Linking Improved Nutrition and Governance (SCALING) Project Endline Evaluation

This report details the results from endline evaluation of the Sustainable Change Achieved through Linking Improved Nutrition and Governance (SCALING) project implemented by the consortium of Save the Children, CARE, Comité de Coopération, and Child Fund in Laos from 2017 to 2021. Read More

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The Most Under-Reported Humanitarian Crises of 2021

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Community Accountability Case Study: Sustainable Change Achieved through Linking Improved Nutrition and Governance (SCALING) Project

This report describes the changes in accountability of community-level interventions achieved through the SCALING project implemented by the consortium of Save the Children, CARE, Comité de Coopération, and Child Fund in Laos from 2017 to 2021. Read More

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Latest Lessons Learned

Economic Empowerment in Food & Nutrition Programs

Many Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience programs build women’s economic empowerment by connecting women to agricultural markets, financial institutions, and productive assets, such as land. In fact, 127 of CARE’s FNS and CCR programs reported working in economic development and women’s economic empowerment, reaching 5 million people directly, of whom 3 million were women. Read More

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Gender Equality Approaches in the SCALING Project, Laos

This slidedeck provides an overview of the gender-transformative approaches implemented by CARE as the gender lead in the Sustainable Change Achieved through Linking Improved Nutrition and Governance (SCALING) project in Laos from 2017 to 2021. Read More

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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! Read More

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