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Entries in Kindle (48)

Tuesday
Nov292011

Extractives and Equity: An Introductory Overview and Case Studies from Peru, Angola and Nigeria

Promoting equity has been a pillar of CRS’ Justice and Peacebuilding strategy. This is because sustainable peace requires a foundation of justice. Working on conflicts associated with extractive industries has become a priority. The challenges related to oil, gas, smelting and mining operations are critical and growing ever more complex.

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Friday
Feb042011

How-to Guide: A Guide to Values Building Education 

This guide addresses Values Building Education in Palestine, a curriculum that guides students through a process of civic engagement and reflection on their relationships with peers, families, schools and communities.

CRS Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

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Friday
Feb042011

How-to Guide: Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education

This guide aims to help CRS and partner education programs prepare teachers to implement successful models of inclusive education at the school level.

CRS Vietnam

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House: Building Strong Families to Affirm Life and Avoid Risk 

Core Module Manual

This manual contains five modules with eight sessions for use in training couples how to strengthen their marriage.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House Couple Handbook: Affirming Life, Avoiding Risk

The Faithful House Couple Handbook is a picture based summary of The Faithful House couple training and formation. It is intended to be used after a couple has had the Faithful House Training. The pictures and accompanying text serve as a refresher course to supplement what the couple learned and experienced in their training.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House: Training of Facilitators Manual (Secular)

The Faithful House Trainer of Facilitators secular manual is a curriculum for training master couples as facilitators for Faithful House workshops outside of the church context.

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Wednesday
Feb022011

OVC Wellbeing Tool 

A self-report measure meant for individuals aged 13-18 that provides a fast, easy method of securing data about the overall wellbeing of children in OVC programs.

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Facilitating Financial Linkages for Smallholder Producers in Nicaragua

This paper highlights the role that CRS and its implementing partners have played in creating effective linkages between financial service providers and smallholder producers in Nicaragua.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Empowering Rwanda youth through savings-led microfinance

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) is a savings-led microfinance methodology developed by CRS to increase access to financial services for the poorest of the poor. This case study looks at CRS’ experience in introducing the SILC methodology to orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda in an effort to help them build successful businesses.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

M&E Training and Capacity-Building Modules

CRS and the American Red Cross collaborated on this nine-part series of training and capacity-building materials in program monitoring and evaluation. The modules provide practical information across a wide range of topics, from hiring M&E staff to preparing for a program evaluation. They were conceived and developed to respond to field-identified needs for specific guidance and provide tools that are not available in other publications. Examples focus on Title II programming, but the material is also relevant outside the realm of food security.

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Ed. Guy Sharrock et al.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

The AIDSRelief South Africa Partnership

This case study documents the transition of AIDSRelief responsibility for overall management of a large antiretroviral treatment program to local partners in South Africa. It is hoped that the South Africa case study will contribute to the learning of other countries, working in AIDSRelief or other programs, as they embark on the road to transition.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC)

The key to helping Zimbabwean youth overcome poverty

Engaging vulnerable youth in positive economic strengthening activities is critical in helping them develop the life skills and coping strategies required to meet their basic needs. This case study looks at CRS’ experience in introducing Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) to orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe through the Support to Replicable Innovative Village Community Efforts (STRIVE) project.

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Monday
Jan172011

ProPack III (English)

A Guide to Creating a SMILER M&E System

This guide presents an approach to developing a monitoring and evaluation system for projects supported by Catholic Relief Services. The content is derived from guidance in ProPacks I and II and streamlined based on experience in CRS country programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The new approach is called SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators for Learning and Evidence-based Reporting.

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Monday
Jan172011

M&E Training and Capacity-Building Modules

Ed. Guy Sharrock et al.

CRS and the American Red Cross collaborated on this nine-part series of training and capacity-building materials in program monitoring and evaluation. The modules provide practical information across a wide range of topics, from hiring M&E staff to preparing for a program evaluation. They were conceived and developed to respond to field-identified needs for specific guidance and provide tools that are not available in other publications. Examples focus on Title II programming, but the material is also relevant outside the realm of food security.

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Ed. Guy Sharrock et al.

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Friday
Jan142011

ProPack II (English)

Project Management and Implementation Guidance for CRS Project and Program Managers

Written to respond to field requests for more support on project management. Propack II follows directly from ProPack I, Project Design and Proposal Guidance, and builds on the simple concepts and methodologies introduced in that volume. It includes sections on project management theories and concepts, detailed implementation planning, monitoring and evaluation, and builds on the tools introduced in ProPack I. ProPack II serves as a reference guide for CRS and partner staff in mutual capacity strengthening efforts, in support of CRS’ partnership strategy. Together these manuals provide CRS staff with basic project information and tools from the early design stages through the close of the project.

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