A Case Study of CARE Sierra Leone

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Using the CARE Makers as Learning Opportunity

Case Study

During the West Africa program quality workshop in Benin in September 2018, we realized that our programs were under-using the three markers used to measure mainstreaming of the CARE Approach: Increasing Resilience; Inclusive Governance and Gender Equality. The teams were mainly using the markers as an accountability tool (often in isolation), reporting the marker scores in CARE’s global data system called Project and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS). An opportunity was missed out to use it as a learning opportunity since it was just seen as forms to be filled out. After this meeting and fruitful discussions, CARE Sierra Leone decided to take action and change this.