Development Blog

Together with a colleague, Professor Malcolm Harper, I recently spent 18 months researching and editing a book on Islamic microfinance – which is defined as Shari’ah compliant financial services for poor people. Here are some of the key findings. Read more...
Participants in a Lendwithcare-supported women's empowerment project in Pakistan Participants in a Lendwithcare-supported women's empowerment project in Pakistan
On Friday, CARE International UK submitted a response to UK Parliament’s International Development Committee’s Inquiry into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Read more...
Crowds at #March4Women 2018, CARE International UK's annual International Women's Day event to campaign for gender equality Crowds at #March4Women 2018, CARE International UK's annual International Women's Day event to campaign for gender equality CARE/Guy Bell
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has recently published its ‘Yellow Report’ on the input from states, employers, unions and civil society to the proposed new Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work. The Yellow Report’s wide-ranging… Read more...
A female construction worker on a building site in Cambodia A female construction worker on a building site in Cambodia
Gilbert Muyumbu’s recent blog set out a challenge to the Doing Development Differently (DDD) narrative: does DDD risk reproducing or strengthening the unequal power relations between state and citizen, elite and poor, that cause poverty, insecurity and injustice for so… Read more...
A meeting at CARE's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan A meeting at CARE's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan
In June 2017 the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, announced that “the UN has to change” and shift to a new way of working. Amongst other action points, and building upon commitments made at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit,… Read more...
Bridging the humanitarian/development divide: South Sudanese refugees in Uganda Bridging the humanitarian/development divide: South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
The International Women’s Day Keynote Speech delivered by Helen Pankhurst at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on 8 March 2018. Read more...
Helen Pankhurst delivering the International Women’s Day Keynote Speech at the Commonwealth Secretariat Helen Pankhurst delivering the International Women’s Day Keynote Speech at the Commonwealth Secretariat
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