Governance & Stability

CARE recognizes that poverty is created and sustained through unequal power relations and the resulting unjust distribution of resources and opportunities, often with a damaging and disproportionate effect on women and girls. For this reason, CARE argues that poverty is injustice. Challenging the root causes of poverty and social injustice, at all levels, therefore requires efforts to promote good governance; that is, the effective, participatory, transparent, equitable and accountable management of public affairs. That is the main goal of CARE’s Governance & Stability programs.

With the Governance & Stability programs we promote good governance in three key areas of change: a) empowering poor people to know and act on their rights and represent their interests; b) influencing those in power, such as governments, traditional leaders and the private sector, to be more responsible, responsive and accountable; and c) brokering linkages and convening spaces which enable effective and inclusive relations and negotiating between the two.

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13-11-2019

South Sudan Peacebuilding Manual

CARE’s South Sudan Peacebuilding manual is aimed at assisting Peace committees and Clubs, think critically about the conflicts that occur in their communities, take actions that change people’s attitudes, behavior, and their roles in society toward peaceful solutions to conflicts in their communities, and prevent...

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31-10-2019

Enhancing inclusive governance in fragile & (post) conflict-affected settings: An exploration of social norms related practices affecting public authorities

Inclusive governance (IG) can be understood as a means to reducing poverty, empowering poor and marginalized communities, and rendering nations accountable to the needs and interests of their citizens. CARE identifies promoting inclusive governance at the core of its approaches to address “…the underlying causes...

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17-06-2019

Knowledge products European Development Days 2019

CARE Inclusive Governance Advancing towards promoting inclusive governance in fragile settings | Download publication Inclusive Governance Guidance Note | Download publication Inclusive Governance MEAL framework | Download publication Inclusive Governance Progress Report | Download publication Gender A new analytical framework for addressing the intersections of violence against women and girls with post-conflict...

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