The Water+ Theory of Change and the Program Approach Malaika Wright, Water Team, CARE October 4, 2010
Our New Goal Poor women and school- aged girls improve their lives
Our Old Goal To enhance the livelihood security of rural and urban poor communities through equitable access, efficient use, and sustainable management of limited and dwindling water resources.
The Theory of Change
Theory of Change Goal: Pastoralist school-aged girls, particularly the most vulnerable, exercise their rights and have an improved sustained quality of life Pastoral communities protect and enhance their livelihoods and asset base Girls - including the most mobile - access services Women and girls exercise their rights x+
Effective girl’s empowerment support structures within communities and schools influencing customary and formal institutions Availability and use of quality, girl friendly services: education health water & sanitation Improved natural resource and livestock management through adaptation to drought, and preparedness and resilience to emergencies through key, strategic interventions Economic security and mutual support through women and girl’s income and savings groups and through their diversified engagement in the pastoral economy and natural product based activities Harmonisation of customary, religious and formal constitutional and other laws to protect and enforce girls’ and women’s rights Harmful traditional practices abandoned Accountable and influential pastoralist customary institutions, and fora. Strengthen land use policy and practice