Project profile — Community Infrastructure Improvement - Early Recovery

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Community Infrastructure Improvement - Early Recovery - Overview
CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2011-03-29 - 2013-03-28
Country / region • Pakistan (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (20.00%)
• Transport And Storage
Road transport (21020) (30.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business support services and institutions (25010) (15.00%)
• Industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (20.00%)
• Other Multisector
Rural development (43040) (15.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This component of the Community Infrastructure Improvement project provides short-term income for 10,500 families through cash-for-work opportunities repairing basic rural infrastructure such as roads, culverts, and water channels. These income opportunities and repairs are key to economic recovery in Sindh and Punjab provinces following the severe monsoon flooding in 2010. The total budget for the Community Infrastructure Improvement project is $15.4 million.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2012 include: There were two areas of focus for CARE's project this past year - (i) Cash-for-Work/Early Recovery and (ii) the regular Road Maintenance Teams. The primary focus was on Cash-for-Work/Early Recovery activities which rehabilitated 600 KM of washed out roads and 300 culverts in flood-affected areas of the project that allowed for the principal activity of the Road Maintenance Teams (RMT) to get underway in earnest. This year, 900 rural destitute women were added to project from nine districts for the maintenance of earthen roads.This brings the total number of women to 1,500. CARE has delivered 480 training sessions, resulting in all 1,500 RMT women beneficiaries having received Basic Health and Road Maintenance training, with 900 of these women having also received training on human rights and gender equality. Overall there is high interest by women to participate in the RMT aspect of the project as 5,526 women applied for the 1,500 available positions. Among the 1,500 women, 36% (540) are widows, 16% (240) separated, 16% (240) divorced and 32% (480) are married but are the sole source of income for their families due to disabilities affecting their husbands. CARE has also signed nine MOUs with all district governments, conducted road surveys in all 100 Union Councils (UC), prepared 60 UC maps, and maintained 1,300 km of rural earthen roads.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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