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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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Lessons Learned

Strengthening Women-Led Organizations’ Meaningful Engagement in Humanitarian Settings: Year 1 Learnings

December 8, 2023

Within a localization project led by global women leaders, project partners share lessons learned from the implementation of the project across four countries, reflecting upon the key elements of successful project coordination across vastly different country contexts. Learnings include having productive spaces for collaboration, upholding feminist evaluation practices, and carrying out effective multi-level advocacy.

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Evaluations/Research

Integrating Local Knowledge in Humanitarian and Development Programming: Perspectives of Global Women Leaders

August 9, 2023

This report examines local knowledge integration in the context of global development and humanitarian aid work. It builds upon a recently published report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) called Integrating Local Knowledge in Development Programming. That report sought to “share knowledge of how development donors and implementing organizations leverage local knowledge to inform programming. This study aims to extend the original methods to better understand grassroots actors’ own interpretations of local knowledge and its integration into programming in their communities. It examines the perspectives of 29 grassroots leaders from women-led organizations around the world, looking deeply at the ways in which they conceptualize local knowledge and local knowledge stakeholders, their approaches to designing their own projects based on local knowledge, and their experiences sharing knowledge with international actors and donors. This builds the broader evidence base on integrating local knowledge to incorporate the perspectives of grassroots actors into the same conversation as the original study.

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