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1 CARE Tanzania and P-Shift Trying to make sense of Signature Programs Program Thinking Strategic Planning

2 Tanzania today 42 million people 159 on HDI 51 year life expectancy 2.5% annual growth rate GDP annual growth reported 7.9% - but.. 80+% population dependent on agriculture 3% farmers have access to credit Maternal Mortality 578/100,000 Education enrolment up, quality way down

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4 Sports for Social Change Initiative Advancing Pastoralist Girls Education Project Conservation Agriculture Project Livelihoods, Incomes and Village Institution in Ngurus Mountain Project Most Vulnerable Children Project Ongeza Akiba Program Health Equity Project Women and Girls Empowerment Program Women Empowerment in Zanzibar Project Running Dry Project Supporting Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program Mara River Basin Water Program LIFT UP Initiative Kigoma Environmental Management Project Governance & Accountability Project Learning and Advocacy for Education Rights Initiative Community Water Supply & Sanitation Project Payment for Watershed Services Project Uluguru Mountains Environmental Management and conservation Project Pastoral Basket Fund Program Wekeza Project Sectors Natural Resources and Environment Education Health and Social Protection Womens Empowerment and Micro-Finance CARE Tanzania Projects 2008

5 CARE International s Vision We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE s Mission in Tanzania Guided by the aspirations of communities and partners, CARE Tanzania works with and empowers the most marginalized and vulnerable individuals, groups and communities, to address their underlying causes of poverty and social injustice by: - Strengthening their capacity for self-help; - Providing them economic opportunity; - Delivering relief in times of emergencies; - Influencing policy decisions at all levels; and - Promoting gender and diversity positively. We fulfill our mission with a commitment to learning, dialogue, innovation and excellence, because the people we serve deserve nothing less. CARE Tanzania s Overarching Goal CARE Tanzania and allies will contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights. This will enable them to achieve access to, and control over quality services and resources, leading to sustainable livelihoods. CARE Tanzania and allies will contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights. This will enable them to achieve access to, and control over quality services and resources, leading to sustainable livelihoods = The most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls have control over the basic resources they need to create and maintain sustainable livelihoods, including health, education and other productive assets and opportunities x The most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls exercise their rights and participate in local and national decision-making, as active empowered citizens Local and national governance systems take responsibility for providing quality services that meet the needs of, and are available to, the most marginalised and vulnerable women and girls x CARE Tanzania s Theory of Change CARE Tanzania s Strategic Directions (SDs) SD 1. Become a program driven organization : Transform CARE Tanzania to become a program driven organization in order to focus energies, knowledge, resources and capacities to have greater and more sustainable impact for the women and girls we serve SD 2. Promote empowerment approaches : Develop, test and scale-up empowerment models and approaches based on innovative and proven practices identified through an analysis of the underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and social injustice SD 3. Institutionalize reflective learning and practice : Develop the capacity of staff and partners to jointly generate and analyze knowledge and enhance reflective learning and practice SD 4. Influence national policy and systems : Work in alliances to effect changes in policy and systems and ensure their effective implementation in order to maximize the positive impact on the lives of women and girls SD 5. Build enabling program supportive systems : Build accountable and responsive systems to leverage human, financial and material resources in order to maximize the benefits of program interventions CARE Tanzania s Impact Groups (IGs) and Impact Statement IG 1. Poor and vulnerable people, especially women and girls, dependent on natural resources in areas with severe environmental restrictions. Impact Statement: Poor and vulnerable people, particularly women & girls, dependent on natural resources in areas with severe environmental restrictions, will have built their resilience, diversified their livelihood strategies and addressed equitable access to, control over & benefit from natural resources. IG 2. Women and adolescent girls of reproductive age in rural underserved areas. Impact Statement: CARE will contribute to rural women and adolescent girls of reproductive age having equitable access to resources, quality services and decision making (public and private) to enable them to live healthy and secure lives. IG 3. School aged girls in rural underserved areas. Impact Statement: Most marginalized & vulnerable school aged girls in rural Tanzania are influencing policies and laws that ensure their rights and become active citizens who are able to take control over their resources and access quality basic services. CARE Tanzania Long Range Strategic Plan Summary ( ) The most marginalized and vulnerable women and girls contribute towards creating and benefiting from sustainable management of natural environment x

6 IG1IG2IG3 MF (VSL+) Womens Empowerment Governance Policy Analysis/ Advocacy Climate Change Regions CARE Tz: Program Rubik Cube Impact measurement based on IG s ToC Impact measurement by region (Regional impact) Impact measurement based on CTz s overarching ToC (National impact) Implications for CO structure Coherent set of projects/ initiatives Adapted from Michael Drinkwater, October 2009

7 IG 1IG 2IG 3 Program Director Operation Manager Project Managers Microfinance and Women Empowerment (WAGE, Ongeza Akiba, Wekeza) Sector Coordinator – 1 Program Coordinators -2 SAGWAGRANRM ? ? - Strategic planning, program development, policy engagement – 80% - Line management/program operation oversight – 20% - Project implementation, management, M&E, supervision of Project Managers – 80% - Program development, policy engagement – 20%

8 Process P-Shift Workshop LRSP process, workshop, finalization IG strategies –Signature program strategies support but do not drive or determine CARE Tz IG strategies Envisioning new structure Responding to funding opportunities Teamwork, meetings, teamwork, meet...

9 Examples of program integration SAGE: Supporting Adolescent Girls Empowerment –Donor interest in demonstrating synergies of 3 SPs in one location. –C/Tz created SAGE to reflect all 3 SPs in one project. –Structurally it is currently one project sharing space with other education and VSL projects.

10 Example 2: WEZESHA Anonymous donor interest in supporting CARE Tanzania programs. CARE Tz solicited ideas from senior program staff. Winning idea: create a new program in Kasulu to build on strong NRE and VSL work to create program addressing all three Impact Groups: WAGRA, SAG and WGDNR

11 Wezesha Budgeting CY 09CY 10CY 11CY12TotalCY13CY 14 CIUK20,000110,000 40,000280,000 NORAD/ WAGE 140,000250, ,000250,000? UNHCR/ KEMP 600,000150,000??750,000?? FSDT/OA50,000 ?150,000?? Telethone/ Norway 60, ,00060,000 Unrestricted/ New donors /PAL/GPF (8,760)(31,156)(147,577)(187,493) Total available 810,000620,000470,000350,0001,508,195310,00060,000 Total required 76,079620,876501,156497,5771,695,688

12 Wezesha Program Structure Operation Manager (1) Technical Coordinator (ASRH/AE x 1) Technical Coordinator ( ANR &CC x 1) Gender and M&E Officer (1) VSL Mobilizer ( 4) Project Officer (ANR/E x 2) Project Officer (ASRH x 1) Local Partner (KDPA) Project Officer (AE x 1) Administrator (1) Accountant (1) Office Asst/ Storekeeper(1) Driver (3) TA support from OA VSL Technical Officer & Zonal Manager Social Mobilizer (2) IG 2 & 3 Program Directors IG 2 & 3 Operation Managers IG 1 Program Dir

13 Evolving P-Shift Understanding –Initially understood as primarily characterized by sectoral identity: health, education, environment with microfinance cross cutting. –Then seen as geographically delineated. IG1 in Eastern Arc mountains and south, IG2 in Mwanza and IG3 in Kahama. –Increasingly seen as IG focussed, overlapping and integrated. –Combining monitoring and evaluation resources and events –Making time for teamwork and meetings

14 P-Shift Challenges Aligning sufficient funding to cover key program elements over time. Ensuring technical quality with diverse activities. Program coordination across complexities, internally and externally


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