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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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Growth is not enough

September 15, 2023

In 2022, more than 735 million people in the world were hungry. That’s 1 in 11 people worldwide. Relative improvements after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic are masking rapidly growing inequality. There are 84.2 million more women and girls than men and boys facing food insecurity. The gender food gap grew in many regions, including most of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East North America, and Europe. CARE’s analysis of data across 113 countries suggests that improving GDP is not enough. The most recent data shows that in situations with high inequality, economic growth can lead to higher food insecurity, especially since COVID-19. In 57 countries, GDP is growing AND food insecurity is rising. As gender and income inequality rise, so does hunger.

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Right to Food, Water and Nutrition: Research Digest – Issue 2

June 22, 2023

The CARE FWS team runs a periodic ‘Research Digest’ informed by CARE’s Right to Food, Water, and Nutrition (RFWN) learning agenda which focuses on generating, analyzing, and presenting evidence and on expanding the impact of that evidence – both for program quality and influencing purposes. The purpose of these Research Digests is to increase awareness and understanding of our research across all teams within FWS and more broadly within CARE. The Digest will capture and summarize evidence from CARE programming on food and water systems as well as external evidence relevant to our programming and priorities.

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Policy Papers

Knowing Better, Responding Worse: How Mistakes from 2008 Led to the Food Crisis of Today

June 6, 2023

This report compares two crises points in humanitarian and food security needs (2008 and 2022), and the international communities funding responses and approaches. CARE generated evidence and program examples, as well as external funding data, show that the 2022 hunger crisis is twice as bad in 2008, but we are not seeing similar urgency and funding scale up—nor are we seeing lessons learned in prioritizing layered, nexus approaches in the response.

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Case Study

Water Programming in Ethiopia (Amhara Region)

April 13, 2023

CARE Ethiopia has been implementing Water programs in Amhara State Region for almost 2 decades, funded by multiple sources. The SWEEP project was implemented from November 2017 to 2021 and the second phase project (IWRA) is under implementation since December 2021. Both projects are funded by the Austrian Development Agency and both have the objective of improving the food security and resiliency of chronically food-insecure households, especially rural women living in Belesa woredas of central Gondar. This document gives a visual representation of the projects at a glimpse.

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