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We make all of CARE’s evaluation and research reports available for public access in accordance with our Accountability Policy. These are available at our Evaluation Library.

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Annual Reports

CARE, Our Partners, and the Sustainable Development Goals

June 14, 2022

Since 2015, CARE has been tracking impact metrics in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2021, CARE shifted to 30 impact indicators for CARE’s Vision 2030, still aligned with the SDGs. The SDGs represent a collective, global commitment to a transformed world. It is only right that an organization like CARE also be accountable to demonstrating how its work contributes to these shared goals toward this collective vision. Between 2015 and 2021 CARE and our partners have contributed to global change for 161 million people in 83 countries. We use the word “contributions” deliberately: in all our work, change happens through the combined efforts of many different actors, including civil society and movements, governments, and the private sector. Our programs are just some of the contributing factors that lead to these impacts and outcomes.

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Policy Papers

The Future of Work is Sexist

June 8, 2022

If we do nothing, the future of work is profoundly sexist. That’s not the future we want, and it’s not smart business. COVID-19’s impact on the lives of women and girls has rolled back progress on gender equality by a generation—36 years. At the same time, the pandemic and has accelerated the “fourth industrial revolution,” with social distancing and COVID restrictions moving industries towards automation and data-mined solutions. Sexism is harming women, and it’s crushing the economy. It makes work unpredictable, leads to high turnover, and reduces productivity. Women who already face discrimination, women of color, and disabled women have felt the biggest impacts. In the US alone, black women were the only people who saw unemployment rise in December 2021. Current trends show it will take 268 years to reach gender equality. This does not have to happen. We have the power to change this future if we act now. The fourth industrial revolution must build stronger foundations for everyone. If not, it rolls back the progress we made over the first three industrial revolutions that opened up rights and opportunities. Equitable recovery from COVID-19 requires tackling the structural barriers that women and girls face; stronger investments in gender equality and women’s economic opportunitiesiv; and strengthening women’s leadership in COVID-19 response, recovery and beyond. These are fundamental rights we must uphold. They are also good business sense. We have the opportunity to unlock a resilient and promising future of work—if we prioritize and invest in gender equality. That means tackling the biases and barriers women face, thinking globally, and ensuring men are as invested in equality as women are because they see benefits, too.

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Evaluations/Research

Savings and Solidarity in Crisis: CARE’s VSLA in Emergencies Pilots

May 17, 2022

Globally an estimated 1.1 billion women, nearly one in three, are excluded from the formal financial system. This is particularly true in humanitarian crises. The Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model with its focus on establishing low cost, self-administered informal financial services - with the ability to link to formal financial institutions where available - has the potential to help address this gap and lay a foundation for future economic recovery. Since 2019, CARE has been working through our VSLA in Emergencies (VSLAiE) approach to increase sectoral learning on how to successfully implement VSLAs in some of the most challenging crisis affected settings.

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Evaluations/Research

Data as a Force for Good: Women Respond Quarter 3 Briefing, March 2022

March 13, 2022

Between December 2020 and December 2021, CARE conducted interviews with saving group members as part of the Women (in VSLA) Respond sub-initiative. The sub-initiative is funded 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 3 briefing includes findings from three rounds of quantitative and one round of qualitative data from VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda. The brief highlights findings and trends overtime on how VSLA members in the targeted countries are coping and responding to the pandemic.

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Impact Reports

One woman’s courage to educate her community: Case Study, Burundi, December 2021

December 21, 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 45-year-old VSLA leader, Christine Sibomana from Burundi. Christine was interviewed in December 2021 as part of CARE's Women Respond initiative.

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Impact Reports

Finding Opportunity in Adversity: Case Study, Mali November 2021

November 21, 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.

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Impact Reports

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

November 11, 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.

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