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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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Impact Reports

World Toilet Day 2023: Annual Innovation in Sanitation Award

November 19, 2023

For 2023 the Water+ team presents the Annual Innovation in Sanitation award to the CARE Rwanda Isoko y’Ubuzima team and its partners. In 2023, they helped 30,000 people gain access to toilets in their homes. The Isoko y’Ubuzima project implements a market-based approach to sanitation to support the Government of Rwanda’s sanitation goals to increase the purchase and sustained use of toilets and handwashing facilities. A key component of the project has been the promotion of Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion (GESI). The project team works with sanitation sales agents and community members to promote shared decision-making and household tasks around water, sanitation and hygiene. Read more about the work of Isoko y’Ubuzima in the brief below.

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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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Annual Reports

CARE and the Sustainable Development Goals 2023

April 11, 2023

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 2022 CARE and our partners have contributed to global change for 180 million people in 82 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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Annual Reports

Water+ 2022 Retrospective Report

By CARE Water Team · March 23, 2023

CARE’s Water+ 2022 Retrospective Report highlights a selection of lessons learned from programs demonstrating WASH systems approaches – and CARE’s work to strengthen conditions and capacities for governance, accountability, investment, monitoring and learning that are essential to successfully sustaining WASH services. This report includes five briefs which represent a small fraction of the work CARE did in water+ in 2022, but that we hope provide useful learning for our CARE programs and partners, in the WASH sector and beyond.

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Case Study

2023 Annual Water+ WASH Systems Award

March 21, 2023

This year, we award our annual WASH Systems Award to our many CARE teams working to strengthen WASH systems in humanitarian and nexus contexts. This award is in recognition of their tireless efforts to ensure WASH as a basic service in the wake of humanitarian crises, and their efforts to begin addressing the structural and systems barriers to WASH in fragile contexts. Please join us in celebration, and read our 2023 WASH Systems Award brief.

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Impact Reports

World Toilet Day 2022: Annual Innovation in Sanitation Award

November 18, 2022

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.

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Evaluations/Research

Water+ 2021 Retrospective Report

By CARE Water Team · March 22, 2022

This report is a collection of short briefs that reflect learnings from across CARE's Water+ work in 2021; depicting efforts to strengthen conditions and capacities – among government, communities, and service providers - for sustainable and equitable provision of water, sanitation, and hygiene services. Together, these briefs reflect CARE’s emphasis on strengthening WASH systems, and the governance, accountability, investment and learning essential to sustain WASH services.

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