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Blog by Laurie Lee and Ramil Burden (Vice President, Africa and developing countries, GSK):

In the north eastern corner of Bangladesh lies Sunamganj district. A remote area that is underwater for almost half of the year, it is one of the hardest places in the country to be a mother. In 2012, only 11% of births were assisted by a skilled health worker compared to a third across the country, and the maternal mortality rate was double that of the nation as a whole.

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CARE is about to publish a report on How banks in emerging economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive.  We’ve worked closely with Accenture, the global consulting firm, to analyse how banks are addressing the financial inclusion marketplace and we’ve developed some insights on how they can reach people in developing countries on very low incomes, profitably and responsibly.

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Last month in New York, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were launched, now known as the ‘Global Goals’ with a comprehensive roadmap for the next 15 years leading up to 2030. While the fanfare and the party might be over, the question remains: what next?

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Guest blog by Nelson Muffuh from the UN's Post-2015 Development Planning Unit: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was successfully adopted in September in New York by an unprecedented number of world leaders, and this is a huge achievement in the face of extensive negotiations and contributions from civil society and other stakeholders.

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We are pleased to announce CARE International will be taking part in FI2020 Week, a week of global conversation exploring the most important steps to achieving full financial inclusion. The week will be held from 2-6 November 2015 and will bring together key stakeholders from around the globe.

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The joint Accenture and CARE International report, Within Reach – How banks in emerging economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive, will be launched on 5 November in London. The report proposes six key insights into how banks can effectively and responsibly capitalise on the opportunity at the bottom of the pyramid, based on a diagnostic analysis of 30 mainstream banks across 12 developing countries.

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After the historic milestone that was the adoption of the goals on Day 1, Saturday was very much a day of celebration but there was also important work being done.

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