Inclusive Governance Progress Report 2018

Promoting inclusive governance for CARE means that women, men, girls and boys should have the opportunity and ability to participate meaningfully in public decisions that affect their lives, hold decision-makers to account and provide feedback on the relevance and effectiveness of actions by public authorities and other power-holders, including CARE. This report highlights accomplishments and lessons on promoting our Inclusive Governance approach across the CARE confederation based on data from July 2016 to June 2017.

Key highlights:

  • More people are participating in decision-making processes: CARE supported 1.1 million people to participate in formal and informal decision-making processes in 2017 (across 79 projects that reported), an increase in the volume of reporting and the overall number of people impacted (185,000 people across 24 projects in the previous financial year).
  • Women are taking the lead: 54% of participants in decision-making spaces in projects that reported were women, and 49% of those that assumed leadership positions were women.
  • Crisis-affected people are holding CARE to account: Over 1.5 million crisis-affected people reported satisfaction with CARE’s humanitarian interventions in 2017, one million more than last year.
  • Projects are using advocacy to multiply CARE’s impact: 60% of CARE projects used advocacy for policy influence in 2017, the largest proportion in our food nutrition and security, and climate change programming.
  • More projects are taking an inclusive governance (IG) approach: Overall, we saw an increase in average IG marker scores - an internal accountability and learning tool aimed at assessing the degree to which a project integrates IG into programming - with 18% of projects increasing their IG marker scores.
  • Countries: Global
  • Published: November 2019

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