Reports & Resources - CARE

Latest Impact Reports

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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Ignite Market Assessment: Harmful Social Norms

Our Market Assessment highlights some of the harmful social norms experienced by women entrepreneurs. Read More

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Male Engagement Approach – An Improved Masculine Behavior for Gender Equality Norms (SPIR – CARE Ethiopia)

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Latest Evaluations/Research

Digital Sub-Wallets and Household Dialogues Final Report

Improving women’s equitable influence over household financial decisions increases their capacity and likelihood to save, reduces their risk of loss of income, and improves their financial stability and resilience to shocks. In particular, addressing restrictive social norms through household dialogues provide a safe space for women to equitably participate in household planning and decision-making. Women have specific challenges in financial access, financial and digital illiteracy, and lack of control over household finances. Technology access, product design and training are critical to meeting women’s needs and priorities and to facilitate their uptake of digital financial services. This final report from the Digital Sub-Wallets (DSW) teams shows how digital sub-wallets and household dialogues can be applied to combat these issues. Read More

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Labor-Saving Technology Malawi WaSA Brief 2020

Building on the Pathways project, CARE Malawi's Water and Development Alliance (WADA) project works with smallholder women farmers in Dowa and Kasungu districts to increase their productivity, profitability, and food security. These are achieved through market development and the adoption of Water Smart Agriculture (WaSA) technologies and practices. Read More

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Haiti Earthquake Rapid Gender Analysis Executive Summary

UN Women and CARE, in collaboration with the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women's Rights (MCFDF) and the Department of Civil Protection (DGPC), launched the Rapid Gender Analysis, designed to evaluate the impact of the Haiti earthquake of August 2021 on women, men, girls and boys, including persons in a situation of vulnerability. This analysis was conducted in order to guide the current humanitarian response in Haiti in the short term, as well as recovery efforts in the medium and long term. Read More

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Latest Lessons Learned

Community Score Card Case Study: Evolution to Scale

After CARE Malawi pioneered the Community Score Card (CSC) methodology in 2002, 102 projects have used the CSC to create impact for 8.2 million people. This brief explores the CSC as a methodology that has successfully been scaled and adapted to new sectors, geographies, and crisis settings. Read More

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Community Score Card Project Brief (Long Version)

This brief provides an overview of one of CARE’s core social accountability models, the Community Score Card including the CSC process, key applications of the model across sectors, and emerging priorities. Read More

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Dissemination Meeting: COVID-19 Response in Tabora, Tanzania

This slidedeck presents lessons from CARE Tanzania’s implementation of COVID-19 response funding in Tabora Region. Close partnership between the Government of Tanzania and CARE enable integrated health systems strengthening support to enable the region to respond to infectious disease threats not limited to COVID-19. Read More

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