water systems development
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For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for millions of vulnerable people around the world. CARE tackles poverty from multiple angles. Their Water+ programs are about more than just handwashing and clean drinking water. Their work links water to other activities so that they can make the biggest impact possible. Their programs include water for agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, keeping girls in schools, helping women to be leaders, preventing disease outbreaks, and more.

Why We Partner

CARE’s Food and Water Systems Team is working at the nexus of water systems strengthening, water for agriculture, and water resources management-–all of which are connected to climate change. Their work includes innovative approaches, building technical capacity, and policy leadership.


We are supporting CARE to build and scale a cohesive strategy around water and climate change. This work will have the potential to impact CARE’s programming, partners, and policies to drive greater attention and investment to climate change.

We are also supporting a pilot project to test the use of incentive mechanisms administered through Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) in communities where farmers are learning water-smart agriculture techniques. This work will help determine the feasibility and effectiveness of this approach to contributing to conservation outcomes.

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water, agriculture, climate change
smallholder-farmers, internal capacity
Central & South Americas, Africa

Date Awarded
October 2020
Project Duration
12 months