Development Blog

Four years have passed since Rana Plaza collapsed, but are workers any safer? The short answer is yes, but there is still a lot of work to do to make sure their working conditions are truly safe and to ensure… Read more...
Fiedowshi works in the inspection section at a garment factory in Bangladesh Fiedowshi works in the inspection section at a garment factory in Bangladesh
Women in CARE Ghana’s PROMISE programme eat three times more soybeans than they did in 2012, and are four times more likely to be involved in household decision-making. Find out how. Read more...
A member of a savings and loan group in Ashamoah village, Ghana A member of a savings and loan group in Ashamoah village, Ghana
Given DFID’s commitment to the Global Goals and to labour standards (eg support of the ETI, guidance within CDC), why doesn’t DFID’s new Economic Development Strategy talk about Decent Work? Read more...
A garment worker in Bangladesh on her way to the factory A garment worker in Bangladesh on her way to the factory
A new Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, launched by the International Growth Centre and chaired by David Cameron, has recently been announced. It points out that “Fragility is a distinctive phenomenon that calls for distinctive policy approaches. It… Read more...
A woman cleans up garbage in Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in Unity State, South Sudan A woman cleans up garbage in Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in Unity State, South Sudan
Launched by DFID, Value for Money (VfM) is now a widely accepted standard in the sector. For CARE, quality assurance is determined by evidence of how monetary resources translate into long-lasting changes. It is understood as a key approach during… Read more...
Residents of Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan wait in line to receive relief items Residents of Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan wait in line to receive relief items
Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30-year-old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. When the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital to deliver her sixth… Read more...
Ruby and baby Ruksiba were helped by CARE-trained staff with guidance on breastfeeding, nutrition and vaccinations Ruby and baby Ruksiba were helped by CARE-trained staff with guidance on breastfeeding, nutrition and vaccinations
Today, ministers and senior diplomats from around the world meet with the UN, EU and states involved in the Syrian conflict for a high-level Conference (5 April) to identify ways forward on the crisis. This happens as news from Khan… Read more...
A man and boy carrying emergency shelter materials across bombed out rubble in southern Syria (2016) A man and boy carrying emergency shelter materials across bombed out rubble in southern Syria (2016)