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Browse our resource library to find our latest reports and publications.

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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Impact Reports

CARE’s Focus on Gender Equality

April 20, 2022

CARE leads the sector on innovative approaches to gender programming and assessments. The Gender Justice team aims to ensure these are embedded in all aspects of our work and shares learning to promote gender equality across all programs. We achieve this by focusing on gender equality in three ways: integrating gender into all CARE programs, building evidence of gender-transformative programming, and leading by example within CARE.

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Evaluations/Research

She Told Us So Again

By Kalkidan Lakew and Emily Janoch · March 7, 2022

COVID-19’s impacts around the world are worse than they were in September 2020. Far from a return to “normal,” women and girls are saying that their situation continues to get worse. Fati Musa in Nigeria says, “Women have suffered a lot during the pandemic, and we are not yet recovering from this hardship.” 55% of women reported gaps in their livelihoods in 2020. Now that number is 71%. For food insecurity, the number has jumped from 41% to 66%. 63% of women say that their greatest need is mental health support. Women have stepped up to the challenge. "We are women leaders in emergency . . . we have the capacity to say: I have a voice and a vote, I am not going to stay stagnant . . ." (Colombia). In Niger, women are saying, “Now we women are not afraid to defend ourselves when a decision does not suit us.” The constant struggle is taking its toll. Women are almost twice as likely to report mental health challenges as they were in 2020. As one woman in Iraq describes, “If any opportunity appeared, the man would be the favorite . . . This psychologically affected many women...” This report represents the voices of more than 22,000 people in 23 countries since September of 2020.

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Evaluations/Research

Gender Inequality, Biodiversity Loss, and Environmental Degradation

March 7, 2022

In collaboration with the CARE-WWF Alliance, EnGen Collaborative conducted a literature review as a critical step in responding to the question: What is the cost of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation on gender equality? The research unearthed several findings about the relationship between gender and the environment, but what is most noteworthy are the gaps that emerged. The identified linkages and gaps will support the development of future CARE-WWF Alliance programming, learning and advocacy. Find the executive summary through the first download link and the full literature review on the second.

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Tools

Learning Communities on the Move (LCOM): A model for girl-led activism and movement building – Girls’ Activist Package

January 3, 2022

This training and facilitation package can be used by programmers working with adolescent girls in education, food and nutrition, economic empowerment, CEFM (Child, Early and Forced Marriage), and humanitarian sectors. It can also be used by anyone conducting or designing a girl-led program, developing a proposal to work with girls or for those directly working with girls and require fresh ideas on how to create and sustain program activities. Available in English and French.

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