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.

South Sudan Peacebuilding Manual – Picture book

This picture book is meant to be used complementary to CARE’s South Sudan Peacebuilding Manual. The picture book includes general facilitation tips and forms that can be used…

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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…

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Social norms 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…

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Root causes of poverty: what can you do?

In global policy, there has been growing recognition of the connections between social inclusion, governance and building more peaceful and stable societies, with specific emphasis on gender equality.…

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Social inclusion in fragile contexts

In global policy, there has been growing recognition of the connections between social inclusion, governance and building more peaceful and stable societies, with specific emphasis on gender equality.…

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Why social inclusion drives women’s equality

Today, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. It is perhaps not so well-known, but for American women in particular, it is especially important since it commemorates the adoption…

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Norms: Often ignored in governance work

What do you get when you cross-university researchers, development aid practitioners, and a few people somewhere in between? This sounds like it could be the start to a…

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Tackling power imbalances & promoting equalities

Those who were brave enough to withstand a downpour in the morning following a heat wave in Brussels the day before had the opportunity to hear about an…

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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…

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The community score card approach

The Community Score Card (CSC) is a powerful tool for the participation of communities in decision-making processes. It has shown its potential for incorporation into formal local planning…

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