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.

The every voice counts program

Speak up and be heard, this is what CARE wants to achieve through the Every Voice Counts program. Program staff Lori Cajegas, Jojanneke Spoor and Lenneke Kono Tange…

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Community score card approach in Rwanda

As part of the five-year (2016-2020) programme ‘Every Voice Counts’, CARE International in Rwanda and its partner organization Pro-Femmes are using a citizen-driven social accountability measure, called the…

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Inclusive Governance Guidance

Inclusive Governance Guidance

This document for inclusive governance guidance is to provide CARE and partner staff with direction for integrating inclusive governance into their work. It does so by highlighting the importance…

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Gender, peace and conflict manual

The Gender, Peace and Conflict Manual is a manual that explores the link between Gender, Peace and Conflict, with specific attention to Gender Based Violence and Peacebuilding. The…

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Peacebuilding toolbox

Peacebuilding Toolbox

The Peacebuilding Toolbox includes 13 Peacebuilding strategies, implemented by different CARE country offices and local partners, or by certain peer organizations. It offers a theoretical-and case-based guideline to…

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The Community Score Card Toolkit

CARE Malawi developed the Community Score Card (CSC) in 2002 as part of a project aimed at developing innovative, and sustainable models to improve health services. This is…

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Burundi

Governance Programming Framework

The Governance Programming Framework (GPF) outlines a generic, high level 'theory of change' to guide and underpin CARE's governance work: If citizens are empowered, if power-holders are effective,…

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