Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
The Social Analysis and Action Approach
Across the organization, CARE is experimenting with rights-based programmatic approaches to address the range of social issues that influence good health. Through this experimentation process, CARE has developed an approach called “social analysis and action” (SAA), which seeks to address the social, economic and cultural factors that influence health. SAA is an approach for working with communities through regularly recurring dialogue to address how their social conditions perpetuate their health challenges. In this way, SAA seeks to enable communities to identify linkages between social factors and health and then determine how to address them. This manual describes the experience of CARE staff and partners in using SAA to identify and address the social, economic, and cultural factors that influence reproductive health.