Major Sections of the Program Quality Digital Library
The PQDL has four major section, each serving specific purposes, with different procedures required for introducing, revising or replacing documents:
Core: Official policies, principles and cross-cutting standards that are required of all programming in CARE.
Practice: Good practice guidelines for implementing program policies, principles and standards.
Cutting Edge: Current knowledge that promotes the flow of ideas on debates and innovations in CARE. This section of the PQDL includes documents that Sponsors consider worthy of broader consideration as potential additions to the Practice guidelines.
However because program quality encompasses more than these three areas, four new additional resources are now accessible from the PQDL. These are:
Strategic Impact Inquiry Site (SII): The Strategic Impact Inquiry (SII) is in-depth impact research designed to assess CARE’s impacts, beyond a given project or sector, on the underlying causes of global poverty and social injustice. SII methods balance the goals of rigor, learning, and organizational change, with the specific goal of fostering a culture of critical thinking in CARE, and with those we serve. It is one important part of an overall system for impact assessment, program quality improvement, and organizational performance in CARE
CARE Emergency Toolkit:The CET is a comprehensive collection of policies, guidelines and tools for emergency response. Think of it like ‘wikipedia’ for emergencies – an online reference guide where you can search for any emergency topic! The CET provides the policy, program and operational frameworkto assist CARE’s management of emergencies. It aims to improve the quality of CARE’s response to emergencies by
· establishing CARE’s policies for emergency response
· outlining common standards and technical guidelines
· providing useful tools so that you don’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’
For guidance on effective use of the Toolkit included in the Core documents section of
the PQDL is the CARE Emergency Toolkit User Guide