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As part of its shift to long-term programming, Care-Bangladesh is in the process of designing four programs, which it refers to as “impact statements.” These impact statements focus on 4 impact population groups:
Socially, economically and politically marginalized women
Extremely poor people in rural areas who rank lowest in social, political and economic wellbeing;
Marginalized groups in urban areas
The most vulnerable people and communities prone to disasters and environmental change
Care-Bangladesh has developed one-page summary frameworks for each of its impact statements. Each summary frameworks will be accompanied by paper that provide a framework of analysis, program practice and learning paper for each impact population group.
To be inserted here upon completion
WE impact statement paper - Draft 21 March - 2009.doc
Vulnerable populations discussion summary 290408 (Graphic1.doc
Summary framework for marginalized groups in urban areas to be inserted here
The following schematic also provides an overall overview of the direction that Care-Bangladesh is taking by bring together key elements from its Long-range Strategic Plan (vision, mission, and strategic directions) with the four impact statements.
To complete the design of the four impact statements, CARE Bangladesh is in the process of developing theories of change and a CO level impact measurement and learning system. The CO hopes to complete the program design frameworks before the end of this calendar year. Already a series of new project designs have occurred within the draft program designs.
To operationalize its impact statements, CARE-Bangladesh has decided to take a "learning lab within learning lab" approach. That is, rather than ask all staff in the entire CO to align their projects to the four impact statements at the same time, the
Program Quality Team
who is leading this work selected one field-office,
Sunamganj Field Office
, to pilot the alignment process and generate insights for the other field-offices that are following suit at a slower pace. This decision was taken because it is not yet clear what it means to align projects to impact statements on the ground and to establish stronger linkages between projects.
In addition to the project alignment process that the Sunamganj Field Office is leading, there are many actions that CARE-Bangladesh is taking at an organizational-wide level, such as raising CO-wide awareness and buy-in of the impact statements, drafting technical strategies relevant to impact statements, and identifying necessary changes to organizational structures.
Care-Bangladesh has developed an action plan for moving forward its shift to long-term programming. This action plan is organized into 8 work streams:
Defining and conceptualizing impact statements
Developing and using impact measurement and learning systems and standards
Operationalizing (and learning from) program approach on the ground
Review of organizational systems and practices to enable the shift
For more detailed information on the work streams, please see detailed action plan below:
LEARNING LAB ACTION PLAN_revised after Koitta2_Jun1_2009.doc
In September 2008, the Country Office held a series of meetings that aimed to
deepen the program designs by focusing on the theories and pathways of change
in two of the Impact Statements (those on women and the extreme poor). Below is some process documentation of one stream of that work, with the
Women's Empowerment Theory of Change group
, to reflect more deeply on what it would take to build a theory of change that was both useful in guiding the program,
dynamic and evolutionary in the ways that any theory of change on something as complex as women's empowerment:
Bangladesh Women Empowerment TOC Group Work Process Summary final.doc
WE Impact Workshop Summary final.doc
(Contains detailed process notes and images referred to in the Process Summary)
Click on the file below to view the winning proposal that Care-Bangladesh submitted to the CARE-USA Innovation Fund in 2008! This initiative will help advance the programmatic shift in Care-Bangladesh by supporting the design of program strategies to reduce violence against women, an important component of the impact statement that focuses on empowering marginalized women.
Underlying causes of GBV Proposal_Bangladesh.pdf
Also, take a look at the following case study on our experience so far (as of April 2008)!
How do we in practice align our projects to the impact statements/program approach ensuring appropriate regional structures?
How to capture existing project’s contributions towards impact statements (impact vision)?
How do we develop an effectively coordinate, communicate and share learning at different levels? (CARE Bangladesh headquarter to Sunamganj field office to Hub office to Communities)
How do we ensure staff skill and talent development and retention to support the program shift?
CO level Measurement and Learning System
Build awareness of the organisational change processes;
Deepen understanding of the Theories of Change (ToC) and identifying breakthrough and incremental changes;
Promote dialogue to develop indicators for the Theory of Change:
Map the breakthroughs and indicators identified against the Unifying framework and the Millennium Development Goals.
Plan the next steps for the development of the CO measurement and learning system.
Following are the steps for the development of the country office Measurement and Learning System
Formation of an Impact Measurement Learning Group (IMLG)
Review and finalisation of Impact Statement narratives
Articulation of key breakthroughs and incremental changes
Development of impact and outcome indicators
Retro-fitting current projects with impact statements
Development of guidelines for new proposal development
CO Measurement and Learning system workshop report 14 Oct 08.doc
CO ML workshop report_annexes.do
Progress to Date
CARE Bangladesh Progress Review and Action Koitta
April 26 - 28, 2009
CARE B PROGRAM REVIEW AND ACTION REPORT - May2009 _Final.doc
Strengthening staff skills and competencies to contribute to the long term impact and quality of CARE Bangladesh's work. This includes strengthening staff empowerment at the individual level for all staff across the organization to feel ownership of their work and motivation to deliver to the best of their potential.
CB summary notes on leadership development for p-shift wiki on 2July09.doc
CARE p-shift wiki Bangladesh and Leadership Development.zip
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