The Partnership Programme Agreement (PPA) between CARE International UK (CARE) and DfID is highly valued by CARE as a source of flexible, strategic funding.
In the past it has enabled us to make resources available to programmes that address poverty in innovative ways, as well as consistently improve the quality of our work and promote learning in our priority thematic areas of private sector engagement, governance, climate change and conflict/peacebuilding.
The PPA has accompanied and supported our growth as an organisation, including the launch of a new strategy from 2008-2013 that speaks to many of the issues and challenges facing development agencies today in demonstrating our effectiveness and value for money in a difficult economic climate.
Our partnership with DfID is more than just funding. It enables us to engage with the British Government on a range of important issues in aid and development; to come together where we have common interests and at the same time to be open about our differences and not afraid to challenge one another when we take a different view.
The PPA performance framework holds us to account for delivering against strategically defined objectives through a select sample of projects in our priority themes, across six countries.
CARE International UK's expanding role in across the CARE International confederation gives us a unique opportunity to act as a catalyst for change in the network of organisations that make up the confederation.
Working at local, national and global levels, and influencing the policies and practices of governments, business and other organisations, we use the PPA as a strategic lever to build capacity and support high quality and innovative programmes on the ground.
The PPA continues to support us through this period and beyond. It is key to helping us to contribute to CARE-wide programmes, to improve their quality and impact, and to become a more efficient and effective organisation.
Thanks are due to the teams of CARE staff working in collaboration with country programmes who have given significant time and effort to producing these baseline reports. This provides a strong foundation for monitoring for results as well as showing the depth and range of our work.
Over the lifetime of this PPA we will focus our efforts on measuring the effectiveness of programmes at country level, building our skills and knowledge from work on priority thematic areas and making changes to improve our organisational systems and processes for monitoring, evaluation and accountability.
The PPA is a vital partner in our journey from 2008-2013, helping us to become a more effective organisation that knows and understands the impact of our work and can advocate clearly and boldly for change.
For more details, follow the link below to download the latest CARE PPA Business Case and Summary.