Civil Society and Governance

Sawtaha (Her Voice) صوتها

This current study was proposed to garner further analysis on the current situation across the five States in Darfur, to better understand the level of women’s meaningful participation and leadership in peace building mechanisms. The research questions focused on the four key areas of CARE International Sudan’s framework for gender equality: advance her human capital; avail the space; engage men and boys; and create an enabling environment.

The recommendation of the study focuses on (1) addressing the negative impact of male authority on women participation in CBRMs, (2) generating new knowledge and values that favour women’s participation in the public domain, (3) educating and building women’s leadership capacities, (4) addressing issues of SGBV through prevention, protection and service provision programs Read More...

Evaluación Final del Proyecto BMZ- Madre de Dios “Fortalecimiento de comunidades y organizaciones indígenas de la región de Madre de Dios para el desarrollo local sostenible, defensa y abogacía de sus derechos”

Específicamente, este proyecto busca que “las comunidades indígenas de la RCA diseñen procesos locales de desarrollo de manera independiente y sostenible; y que las organizaciones indígenas apoyan y defienden los derechos e intereses de la población indígena de Madre de Dios activamente ante agentes y tomadores de decisión políticos y sociales a nivel local, regional y nacional”. Para esto el proyecto planificó actividades alrededor de 4 componentes (resultados):

• R1. Las organizaciones indígenas regionales capacitadas y fortalecidas en el acompañamiento de los procesos de desarrollo local y gestión de los derechos e intereses de la población indígena de las comunidades de la RCA.
• R2. Las comunidades nativas de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri capacitadas y fortalecidas en el diseño participativo e independiente de procesos de desarrollo local sostenible con enfoque particular en la protección de los recursos naturales y la prevención de conflictos sociales.
• R3. Las actividades económicas sostenibles de las comunidades nativas de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri en el sector productivo de la castaña han sido fortalecidas, profesionalizados y promovidos en su desarrollo.
• R4. Estructuras para la gestión sostenible del territorio y de riesgos en el contexto del cambio climático son creadas a nivel de comunidades nativas, y los conocimientos respectivos están ancladas en las organizaciones indígenas.

CARE Perú encargó la realización de una evaluación externa del proyecto. El propósito de la evaluación fue medir el avance en el cumplimiento de los objetivos y resultados esperados del proyecto, así como determinar los principales factores que incidieron, positiva o negativamente en esos resultados. La información generada en la evaluación será de utilidad tanto para verificar el impacto obtenido en la población meta, así como para propósitos de aprendizaje, generando a su vez recomendaciones apropiadas para el diseño e implementación de futuras intervenciones. Read More...

Strengthening Rural Development Models in Georgia (ENPARD II) Midterm Evaluation

Strengthening Rural Development Models in Georgia seeks to build on the success found by Mercy Corps, CARE and People in Need as they introduced the LEADER model for rural development to the municipalities of Borjomi, Lagodekhi and Kazbegi. In addition to continuing to implement this community-led local development approach, they were tasked with providing more national-level support for other Georgian LEADER implementations with the support of ELARD, a Europe-based not for profit organisation.

A series of interviews and focus groups held with beneficiaries, implementing agencies and other stakeholders provided a very positive picture of the impact being delivered by the LEADER model in these three municipalities, particularly in terms of increased engagement with local governance, community cohesion and economic participation.

Results further suggested that the growing presence LEADER in Georgia’s rural municipalities was positively moving Georgian rural governance in the direction envisioned by the Georgian Government and the Delegation of the European Union, that is, towards a state of alignment with the European Common Agricultural Policy.

The main difficulty identified is that Georgian Government policy looking forward appears to be wavering with regards to its commitment to the LEADER model, despite the levels of investment provided by the EU. Read More...

Tufaidike Wote

Le but global du projet a été de renforcer la stabilité socio-économiques des populations dans les communautés à travers la promotion des mécanismes de gestion et prévention des conflits, de bonne gouvernance et les moyens de subsistances avec un accent particulier sur le statut de la femme. Le but de cette évaluation a été de mieux comprendre les stratégies qui ont bien marché et les changements produits au cours de l’exécution du projet ‘Tufaidike Wote’ afin de mieux informer la programmation d’un tel projet dans le futur. De manière spécifique, l’évaluation a voulu déterminer dans quelle mesure le projet a eu un impact, notamment en ce qui concerne la dynamique sociale et la dynamique économique et évaluer dans quelles conditions et contextes et pourquoi ces changements ont eu lieu. Elle a voulu aussi analyser la mise en œuvre de la stratégie à réponse rapide par le mécanisme de fonds flexible, si oui ou non elle a contribué à la cohésion sociale dans les communautés à potentiel conflictuel. Read More...

Local Partnership for Accountability (LPA): Final Evaluation Report

LPA project is implemented by CARE International - Egypt, governance and civic engagement program in partnership with CARE England, It is funded by Arab Partnership Fund - Commonwealth Office in England. Project Duration: From May 2013 - until March 2015 and aims to increase the responsiveness of service providers to accountability through the establishment of mechanisms of social accountability and provide an opportunity for mutual dialogue between citizens and service providers. The project is implemented in five communities in three governorates (BeniSuef - Qena, Luxor), in cooperation with a partner association in each governorate (Better Life Association in Beni Suef, Ana Masry in Qena and Luxor) [86 pages] Read More...

Civil Action for Socio-Economic Inclusion (CASI) Programme Vietnam: Learning & Documentation Review

In Vietnam, the Civil Action for Socio-Economic Inclusion (CASI) Programme is one of the pioneering initiatives in the field of strengthening civil society. It is in a position to strive for increased rights and give a voice to marginalized people among ethnic minorities in the northern region of Vietnam. In December 2017 CARE decided to field a Review Team (RT) to carry out a “Learning and Documentation Review.” The purpose of the Review was to “Draw out, synthesize and document some of the major achievements and lessons learned from the CASI programme support.” The review focuses on four core issues that are relevant beyond Vietnam: i) partner-driven approach and advocacy; ii) contribution to civil society strengthening; iii) approaches to support ethnic minorities and iv) lessons learned from the phase-out approach. [67 pages] Read More...

ICAM Vietnam Final Report

This 78 page document describes the results of the ICAM project funded by Australian Aid Read More...

Final evaluation nâng quyền-women’s empowerment

This 73 page document summarizes the findings of a final evaluation made of the Nâng Quyền (“Women’s... Read More...

Stabilité au sahel comment accompagner une parole citoyenne des sociétés pastorales

This 31 page documents highlights learning from CARE Niger's PROGRESS project focusing on how to bet... Read More...

Care social norms measurement paper

This 24 page paper looks at how to measure social norms as a key part of measuring social change Read More...

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