Browse by Theme: Social Accountability

This short project briefing summarises research into the experience of CARE International in implementing Community Score Card programmes in four countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Rwanda – and aims to address the significant research gap around cross-country comparative analysis of social accountability programmes.

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“What gets measured gets noticed,” said Hilary Clinton. True enough, which is why officials are meeting at the UN this week to thrash out how the proposed new Sustainable Development Goals will be resourced and implemented. The UN Secretary General has called for a Data Revolution. At CARE, we want a citizen-led revolution from the local level upwards to track progress against the new goals. How could this work in practice?

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This progress report marks the 5th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The report consists of programmatic and financial data collected in country and provides information on cumulative progress achieved by CARE over the five years since the 2010 earthquake, as well as current activities and future plans.

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This report looks back at the 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami and marks the key milestones and innovations from CARE and the broader humanitarian community. In the lead-up to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, the report reflects on lessons learned and the challenges ahead for humanitarian actors seeking to respond effectively to future humanitarian crises.

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Violence against women and girls is one of the worst global epidemics. Studies show that gender-based violence (GBV) accounts for as much death and ill-health in women aged 15-44 years as cancer does. It is a greater cause of ill-health than malaria and traffic accidents combined. One in three women will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. The shocking truth is that violence against women and girls takes place in all countries, in homes, workplaces, schools and communities.

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Privately, everyone working in development talks about domestic workers' rights. Publicly, no-one does. Why not?

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Coinciding with the March 2014 Commission on the Status of Women taking place in New York, which is focussing on gender in the Millennium Development Goals, this policy brief provides suggestions on how to best enable progress on gender equality in the areas that have seen least progress since 2000.

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