9.2.1 Selecting interventions to support

There is a tendency for CARE COs to choose either only interventions they have previous experience in, or conversely to select new activities in which they have no expertise whatsoever. It is important to achieve a balance between needs and capacity. You should consider CARE’s global capacity rather than just your CO capacity. If the sector is a priority, then CARE can mobilise resources globally to help scale up. Be aware that CARE has opted to develop strength in four core emergency sectors. You will get the best results from additional capacity if you work in those sectors. In other sectors it can be hard to find additional support if your in-country capacity is overstretched.

CARE should not include activities in the strategy that are beyond CARE’s global mandate and expertise, or which the CO will simply not be able to deliver.