Project and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS)


Overview of PIIRS

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
  • 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

PIIRS has two component parts the online database and the forms. The database 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.The forms define the core content of PIIRS and allow
for the harmonized collection of data for telling different stories from our work.

CARE Global Outcomes and Change Indicators

Global Outcome and Impact Indicators can be downloaded by clicking on the documents below or you can follow the link to download these documents off the village. CARE's Global Indicators for measuring outcomes and change and brief 3 page introduction to them can be found in the document below.

Guidelines for specific indicators are also provided to supplement CARE's global indicators. See Guidelines (document below) for supplemental
information on how to measure and report information for each global indicator.

CARE International's report on participants reached and projects can be found on the CI Global MEL wiki

PIIRS FY17 forms

Information on the PIIRS 2017 data collection and reporting process can be found on the PIIRS FY17 page on the global MEL wiki.
Below, find the PIIRS FY17 input forms (Reach, Impact, and Country Contact) in English, Spanish and French.

PIIRS Database

Link to PIIRS database:
Instructions on how to access and navigate the PIIRS database can be found here

PIIRS FY16 Forms

For information on the , see the PIIRS FY16 page on the Global MEL wiki

Videos explaining PIIRS

PIIRS tutorial on accessing data online

Global Indicator Data Collection

PIIRS History and FY17 Form Overview

Humanitarian Assistance Global Indicators

Food and Nutrition Security Global and Supplementary Indicators

Women's Economic Empowerment Global and Supplementary Indicators

For all PIIRS training videos you can:
  • Enable captions by clicking the CC icon
  • Click the settings icon next to the CC icon (looks like a gear)
  • Click “Subtitles/CC”
  • Click “Auto-translate”
  • Choose a language

Data Analysis and Visualization

Follow this guide in order to access PIIRS data from the online database

For more tips on data analysis and data visualization, you can check out the Global MEL wiki's MEL practice page

Examples of visualizations from The Southern Africa IGS - FY16 PIIRS Impact Data and PIIRS Data on direct and indirect participants – Bangladesh is also provided.

For more information on how to utilize PIIRS data visit the MI Sense Making page