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Ukraine Crisis Update: November 21, 2022

As winter approaches, more Ukrainians are once again surging to the Poland border. This November 21 update explores how CARE is responding, and features a mother's story of life with her children after fleeing Ukraine. Read More

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World Toilet Day 2022: Annual Innovation in Sanitation Award

This year, the Water+ team is proud to present the Annual Innovation in Sanitation award to the CARE Madagascar RANO WASH team and its partners! This is a team that has helped accelerate progress against Madagascar’s national sanitation goals with approaches that think big and tackle scale. As of 2022, the project has exceeded its life of project targets and helped the government of Madagascar ensure that: More than 660,000 people have better access to sanitation (basic and shared) and more than 77 communes, including 5,543 communities, have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) - protecting the health and dignity of more than 868,000 people. Read More

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Impact and Lessons from the CARE-WWF Alliance Project in Nachingwea District, Tanzania

Nachingwea, a district in the uniquely biodiverse Ruvuma landscape, is one of Tanzania’s poorest regions. Its communities rely largely on subsistence farming and are increasingly subject to the impacts of climate change, such as erratic rainfall resulting in droughts and floods. Women are especially vulnerable to these events due to the gender roles and socioeconomic marginalization that reduce their access to information, resources, and decision-making power— and thus, their ability to contribute to climate change resilience. This brief presents key impacts and lessons drawn from various monitoring, evaluation, and learning methods implemented through the project. After a mixed-methods baseline quantitative household survey of 30 clusters randomly selected from 126 villages, including all six project villages, an independent endline survey evaluated households from three project villages regarding changes in natural resource management agricultural practices, and their well-being, among other things. Read More

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Latest Evaluations/Research

Striving to Thrive: The state of Czech Micro and Small Enterprises, 2022

The Strive Czechia barometer, a survey of micro and small enterprises in the Czech Republic, captures the state of the market in 2022. Read More

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VSLA by the Numbers

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. Read More

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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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Latest Lessons Learned

Challenges and Lessons Learned around Cross-Sectoral Programming from the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative

This report outlines the challenges and lessons learned around cross-sectoral programming from the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative cohort-3 Read More

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Leadership & Life Skills

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines learning from this multi-country initiative from the leadership and life skills related activities. Read More

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Gender Integration, Gender-based Violence (GBV) Prevention, and Social Norms Change

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines learning from this multi-country initiative activities relating to Gender Integration, Gender-based Violence (GBV) prevention, and social norms change Read More

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