CO Level Programmatic Alignment Guide:

After CARE International articulated a new vision in 2000 and later joined the international community in its effort to reduce poverty by 50% by 2015 as one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), a 5-Step Process for Country Offices was developed in order to guide country offices in their alignment towards these objectives--(1) Orientation; (2) Initial Analysis; (3) Research and Analysis; (4) Identification of the Underlying Causes of Poverty (UCP) and; (5) Strategy Alignment. Each Latin American country office used this guide to align its own programming.

To learn more, see Programmatic Alignment Guide

CO Level Programmatic Alignment Results:

The four Latin America national offices (Bolivia, Central America, Ecuador, and Peru) and the Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) regional office started the process of programmatic alignment between 2004-2006. Each process varied slightly country by country. Depending on the country office, the process was completed anywhere between X weeks and a year. Between the four Latin American country offices, the entire process took approximately 3 years, starting with Ecuador in 2004 and ending with Central America in 2007.

To learn more, see Results of Programmatic Alignment Process

Regional Level Analysis and Results:

After each CO had completed their respective alignment processes, efforts were made at the regional level to identify commonalities across countries around UCPs and identify key tracks, roles and obstacles at the regional level for the realization of CARE International's new vision. The output of this process was the Theory of Change (completed in 2007), which is our guiding document for implementing the CARE-USA Strategic Plan.

To learn more, see Theory of Change


To read more about the programmatic alignment process in Latin America, read Programmatic Alignment Process LAC.pdf or review the