Impact data

Each year, CARE International collects and reports program data from our offices around the world.

Monitoring data from our programs around the globe is fundamental to ensure the work we conduct with our partners is having effective results to reduce poverty and increase social justice. This data is reported here to keep our strict commitment to transparency in all we do. 

CARE International monitors and reports two main sources of data: 

  • Reach: Women, men, girls, and boys who are directly or indirectly involved in activities implemented by CARE and partners, receiving support, services, goods, resources or directly engaged in actions toward change in policies or social norms. 

  • Impact: Long-lasting improvements in people’s lives resulting from changes in policies or program outcomes. This can include changes in people’s economic situation, access to health or other services, and/or a greater sense of power and ability to negotiate. CARE is one of the few organizations around the globe that monitors long-term impact of social development programs. 

Explore the interactive data panel below to learn more about CARE and partners’ reach and impact around the globe. 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 100,237,877
  • Women & girls 71%
  • Indirect 157,703,118
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

The story of our impact

Learn detailed data about CARE and partners' global projects and meet the people who are the center of our work.

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5 Min Inspiration: Building better food systems

By September of 2022, the global food crisis had gotten so extreme that 205.1 million people urgently needed humanitarian food assistance just to survive. Tragically, if we do nothing to invest in long-term food systems, the crisis could worsen fourfold in just 6 months.

Indian girls looking up and smiling

5 Min Inspiration: Getting girls back to school

First developed in 1999, the Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR) is a multi-country initiative working with Ministries of Education to provide accelerated education for out-of-school adolescents, particularly girls, enabling them to acquire key academic and life skills.

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5 Min Inspiration: Fighting child marriage by helping kids dream bigger

“As a peer leader I am teaching girls to be confident and to make decisions that build their future. Everyone should be able to say no and not be passive. This has brought discipline at school and both boys and girls are now more confident to report abuse. Both boys and girls now understand the importance of education and dreaming bigger." Chidzabwe

Ivorian lady sitting next to cocoa

5 Min Inspiration: Saving $7.4 million by working together

“The (VSLA) training showed us how to properly manage our money. We discovered we were wasting money and not working together to find the right solution. This is when I decided that my wife would be the best person to look after the money and organize the family expenses.”

5 Min Inspiration: Closing the Gender Food Gap

5 Min Inspiration: Closing the Gender Food Gap

Did you know there 150 million more hungry women than men in the world? That’s 3 times the population of Ukraine. The problem isn’t only that there are more hungry people in the world now—although that is tragically true. Women are more likely to hungry than men. That gap is growing—in 2021, the gap was more than 8 times higher than in 2018. The current crisis in Ukraine will make that worse, as will climate change, conflict, and the continued effects of COVID-19 on economies around the world.