CARE currently operates over 1000 projects worldwide. Each project is designed by a broad team of technical specialists, CARE national staff and field personnel. Progress reports are prepared regularly, and personnel conduct frequent evaluations to identify opportunities for project refinement. Senior accountants within the country office manage operating funds tightly.
In projects that involve CARE’s presence over several years, CARE often makes formal agreements with host governments. International workshops, policy documentation and regional management-unit meetings allow CARE personnel to share lessons learned during the course of a project with other Country Offices.
CARE maintains four key objectives in its project planning:
- Quality programming: meeting the highest possible standards for programming and management.
- Innovation: systematically testing new approaches and different models to improve our work.
- Local capacity building: developing local skills and experience at all levels.
- Cost effectiveness: continually finding ways to cut costs and work efficiently at all levels.