Tag Archives : CARE Scale X Design Accelerator

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Meet the Teams: Broadening Gender


Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) continues to be a significant issue facing women and girls in Sri Lanka. A large number of studies conducted on SGBV tend to evaluate the impact it has on victims/survivors. Having reviewed existing research conducted on SGBV in Sri Lanka, CARE Sri Lanka identified a gap in research: there was no study that examined the…

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Scale X Design Challenge Corporate Sponsorship


The Scale X Design Challenge countdown has kicked into high gear for us at the Accelerator! While we are coordinating with participant teams from across the globe, making the logistical plans to get them to the event and nurturing the very best in development innovation, we also have some fantastic corporate sponsors providing financial support to make the Scale X…

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Scale X Design Challenge Practice Pitch Event Save the Date


Before the Scale X Design Challenge in New York City, we are hosting the first stage of the SxD competition- Pitch Practice- in Atlanta, where CARE is headquartered. Register now to attend! With financial resources and the agility to implement their programs on a global scale, these teams will lead the way with shared intelligence, a unified vision and a singular…

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Rakia Niandou (left), a banker at the Savings and Loan association in Genki, Niger, fills out receipt paperwork for one of the villagers who had made a deposit into the local bank.

VSLA at 25


The global humanitarian aid and development industry has a problem: innovation is everywhere, but examples of successfully scaled solutions are far less common. Even when we achieve impact at scale, the process can take decades. For example, it took 17 years for CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) to go from idea to widespread impact, economically empowering millions. CARE’s…

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Scale X Design Challenge Save the Date


The pinnacle of CARE’s first-of-its-kind Accelerator, the Scale X Design Challenge will bring together social entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives and development practitioners to collaborate and celebrate CARE’s most promising and proven programs to eradicate global poverty and combat social injustice. Converging in New York City on January 26, 2017, Challenge attendees are invited to participate in social entrepreneurship and innovation workshops…

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What We’re Reading: Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People


At 356 pages of fairly dense writing, you’d hardly call it a page turner. But if you’re a global development practitioner, you might have hard time putting it down. Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People looks at the hard truths of how few development solutions go to scale and provides the most in-depth analysis…

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