Global data

What PIIRS is and the annual data collection processes


The Project and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS) is a CI-wide single platform for collecting, accessing and reporting relevant information about our work. It holds annual data on the reach and impact of CARE’s projects and initiatives around the world since FY12, which allows us to:

- Inform the public, donors, staff and others, on the breadth and depth of CARE’s work;
- Allow CARE staff to obtain and summarize data, for multiple uses inside and outside the organization; and
- Motivate the improvement of quality in our information and our MEL practices, globally.
- Assess progress against the priorities and commitments of the CARE2020 Program Strategy.

There are two features that make the essence of PIIRS and allow for the collection, access and reporting of data:
  • The PIIRS forms, which define the core content of PIIRS and allow for the harmonized collection of data for telling different stories from our work. For instance:
    • The countries where CARE works and the composition of CARE's staff around the world.
    • The direct and indirect participants reached by CARE in different parts of the world or in the multiple outcomes/themes/sectors that it addresses.
    • The extent to which CARE incorporates its approach and roles in programming: gender equality, inclusive governance, resilience, innovation, strategic alliances for scale-up of successful models, etc.
    • The lasting changes that CARE and its partners are contributing to, in the life of women, men, boys and girls, both quantitatively and qualitatively

  • The PIIRS online database https://piirs.care.org/, which houses all the data collected every year since FY14, can be accessed by all CARE staff and exported to Excel or Word, for further use in multiple purposes.

See the video below for a tutorial on how to access the site and how to navigate country, project and initiatives data


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For more information, please see this technical Brief with an overview of the PIIRS system including its structure, technology used, administrators and primary users, tool interfaces used, updates cycles, and data entry and data processing.