Development Blog

The Decade of African Women – launched in 2010 by the African Union – has seen significant strides made by African countries to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Notable within West Africa has been the drive towards women’s economic… Read more...
Eunice Quanioo, a savings group member in central Ghana Eunice Quanioo, a savings group member in central Ghana
On Wednesday 6 September, business leaders and global experts will convene in London to discuss how the private sector can advance the 2017 recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Why does it matter, and what… Read more...
A garment worker in a factory in Cambodia A garment worker in a factory in Cambodia
The Doing Development Different (DDD) community emerged in August 2014 and advocates that (a) the barriers to development are as much political as technical; (b) international development agencies therefore need to design programmes to be problem-driven, locally led, flexible and… Read more...
Ibrahim, a farmer in Malawi, with the rainfall record he keeps for his farmers committee Ibrahim, a farmer in Malawi, with the rainfall record he keeps for his farmers committee
Until the acceleration of violence in 2015, women in Yemen were making some headway in challenging a system that largely excludes them from public life. But since 2015, war has impacted not only on their security and health, but also… Read more...
Women in Lahj, Yemen, carrying water they collected from a CARE water point Women in Lahj, Yemen, carrying water they collected from a CARE water point
After the G20 meeting in Bonn and at the Global Insurance Forum this July, DFID announced its plans for the Centre for Global Disaster Protection, a £30million initiative to support countries and the international humanitarian system to think through how… Read more...
A family in Bangladesh carrying emergency aid after floods in 2016 A family in Bangladesh carrying emergency aid after floods in 2016
By Alice Allan and Christina Wegs: The Family Planning Summit, held in London on 11 July 2017, was a chance to re-energise support for global efforts to reach an additional 120 million women and girls with contraception information and services… Read more...
Young women in India discussing family planning methods at a CARE project Young women in India discussing family planning methods at a CARE project