Strategic direction

CARE believes that poverty IS injustice, so addressing poverty means addressing unequal power relations.


CARE International's 2020 Program Strategy prioritises three focus areas:

  • Strengthening gender equality and women’s voice
    CARE promotes the empowerment of women and girls, and engages with men and boys, to transform unequal power relations and address gender inequality.

  • Promoting inclusive governance
    CARE promotes good governance in three key areas: empowering people to know and act on their rights; influencing those in power to be more responsible, responsive and accountable; and providing opportunities to link the two together.

  • Increasing resilience
    CARE strengthens people’s capacity to adapt to changing situations, manage risks, address underlying causes of vulnerability and respond to new hazards and opportunities.


By 2020, CARE and its partners will support 150 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE aims to have the following global impacts:

  • 100 million women and girls exercise their rights to sexual, reproductive and maternal health and a life free from violence.

  • 30 million women have greater access to and control over economic resources

  • 50 million people increase their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change

  • 20 million people affected by humanitarian crises receive quality, life-saving humanitarian assistance


Learn more about CARE International's 2020 Program Strategy and CARE Cambodia's work towards this. 


Learn more about the CARE 2020 Program Strategy