What the VW Program Does

What the VW Program Does

CARE Rwanda's VW Program is centered around a theory of change. The theory of change consists of a strategic goal, three domains of change and a number of pathways. 

Please see the attached document for an in depth report on What the VW Program does. Below are synopsises of the strategic goals, theory of change, and models for programming sections for the VW Program.

Strategic goal & theory of change

In CARE International's definition, a program's strategic goal is "a 10 to 15 year ambition, specifying the kind of enduring impact we would like to see achieved in the lives of the impact population group, at broad scale." Based on the analysis of the poverty and vulnerability situation of VW in Rwanda, the strategic goal that CARE Rwanda strives to achieve, together with its partners and allies, is that by 2025, vulnerable women are socially and economically secure and can exercise their rights. 

Achieving a strategic goal is a long-term process of change, affecting many dimensions of life. In order to achieve the lasting impact on vulnerable women’s lives as described in the strategic goal, it is essential to achieve change in each of these domains of change.

The different pathways under each domain show the road that CARE Rwanda will be taking to contribute to this change.

Models for programming

CARE Rwanda's VW program is built on a number of strong, well-tested models. These models have been developed and refined based on past experience of CARE Rwanda and others, as well as theoretical research. They have proven to bring about a positive impact on the lives of VW .

CARE Rwanda is committed to scale-up these models with local partners and the Rwandan government. This is a careful, step-by-step process, during and after which CARE continues to contribute to their continuous improvement. In addition, we are engaged in innovative initiatives to develop new models.

For further information on our models, please see the Models page.