Evaluation of CARE’s Humanitarian Programs from 2015 - 2020 Open Access

Smith, Tamsin (Summer 2021)

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Introduction: The humanitarian aid sector is highly impactful, with a recent estimate of $178 billion USD being invested annually. The purpose of this analysis was to discover if there were characteristics that were unique to either humanitarian or food and nutrition security (FNS) programs that Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) has made over 2015 to 2020. Methods: Data was analyzed from the Project and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS), which collects information from all CARE projects. The analysis included 6,234 observations, each representing a unique project. Data was split by program area and analyzed with descriptive statistics. T-tests and chi-squared tests of comparison were used to compare program areas. Results: This analysis found that over the five years of the survey, CARE had conducted 6,234 projects with a total of $12 trillion USD in funding. Nearly half of these programs (3,060, or 49.09%) reported having an FNS component. All projects increased in numbers over time, with more humanitarian and FNS focus as time went on as well. Programs involving men had the lowest cost-to-participant ratio. There were few differences in the total budget allocated to humanitarian programs versus the rest. Conclusion: This analysis will be reported to CARE’s donors and will help the Humanitarian Team conduct analyses of future years of programming. 

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Chapter I: Background/Literature Review…………………………………………………………1

Chapter II: Manuscript……………………………………………………………………………..7

References………………………………………………………………………………………...16

Tables……………………………………………………………………………………………..18

Table 1: Numerical variables for all CARE projects 2015 – 2020 (n = 6,234)

Table 2: Categorical variables for all CARE projects 2015 – 2020 (n = 6,234)

Table 3: Numerical variables for all CARE humanitarian projects 2015 – 2020 (n = 1,251)

Table 4: Categorical variables for all CARE humanitarian projects 2015-2020 (n = 1,251)

Table 5: Descriptive statistics of CARE projects by sex, 2015 – 2020

Table 6: Descriptive statistics of CARE humanitarian projects by sex, 2015 – 2020

Table 7: Descriptive statistics of CARE FNS projects by sex, 2015 – 2020

Table 8: Cost – benefit analysis of all CARE projects, 2015 – 2020

Table 9: T-test outputs for all CARE projects by program, 2015 – 2020

Table 10: Chi-squared output of CARE projects by program, 2015 – 2020 (n = 6,234)

Figures…………………………………………………………………………………………….27

Figure 1: World Map of All CARE projects, 2015 – 2020 (N = 2,385)

Figure 2: World Map of Humanitarian CARE Projects, 2015 – 2020 (N = 437)

Chapter III: Summary, Public Health Implications, Possible Future Directions…………………28

Appendices………………………………………………………………………………………..32

Appendix 1: CARE PIIRS Survey Instrument

Appendix 2: Presentation to CARE Partners

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