CARE India is a registered Section 8 company in India and a member of CARE confederation present in 100 countries, which works with the most marginalised women and girls to alleviate poverty and reduce social injustice through comprehensive programmes in health, education, livelihoods and humanitarian assistance and rehabilitation. | We are responding to the second wave of COVID – 19 by setting up temporary COVID Care Facilities and supporting frontline workers with PPE kits.
Accountability & Transparency


Accountability & Transparency

CARE India is committed to meeting international standards of quality and accountability. Guided by our rights-based approach and programming principles, we focus on ensuring that our partners and the communities we work with have a voice in planning, implementing and evaluating our work. Given the particular vulnerability of disaster-affected populations, we place particular emphasis on integrating humanitarian accountability standards in our relief and emergency response work. CARE’s Programme Information and Impact Reporting System monitors the extent to which we are making progress to achieve our global impact goals, and our organisational data is published in our Annual Report.

Being accountable to our stakeholders means ensuring that we share information in a transparent way or, where we are unable to satisfy an information request, providing an explanation. CARE posts a substantial amount of information on the internet, including annual reports, advocacy policy reports, programme reports, research reports, external evaluations, and media releases; in our Privacy Policy We also define the types of information that must remain confidential due to practical legal, operational, safety and security considerations. All stakeholders have the right to provide feedback to CARE, including a complaint, and to receive a response.

Reporting Harassment, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: We know people are sometimes reluctant to report sexual abuse or harassment. So we are focused and committed to creating a working environment at CARE where people feel safe to come forward with sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse claims. We take reports extremely seriously and protect witnesses as well as victims.

Reprisals against people for reporting are a breach of our Code of Conduct.

We provide a website reporting mechanism for staff and anyone outside the organization. Concerns about any form of misconduct can be reported anonymously. CARE has put in place a single global CARE Line for receiving reports of fraud, misappropriation, discrimination, sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, support of terrorism, and other wrongful conduct – with support in over 100 languages, online or phone options, and anonymous reporting options. Also, the person can report to the Internal Complaints Committee at CARE India in writing at  Any CARE employee or volunteer, partner, vendor, programme participant, or other outside party, may use this service to report wrongful conduct. CARE believes that any stakeholder has the right to raise a complaint, have that complaint addressed and receive a response.

Here is the link to our CARE Line (Ethics Points).

CARE is integrating its impact, organisational health and accountability behaviours into an organisation-wide Accountability Framework, with FrenchSpanish and Arabic versions, that guides the way we capture, report and receive feedback as well as share, learn, and make improvements to our work around the world. We are testing and learning from new approaches and technological innovations that can strengthen our ability to listen, learn and adapt what we do and how we do it for greater impact.

CARE’s latest global mapping of reach and impact data is  available to all partners, donors, supporters and stakeholders. The 2017 Reach and Impact Map for CARE consists of REACH data with information about participants in CARE’s projects and initiatives world-wide.

CARE defines accountability as explaining, being held responsible for and hearing the perspectives of others about how well we are meeting our commitments – and then actively making changes and improvements based on what we have learned and heard.

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