Development Blog

Just past the halfway point of FP2020 – and looking towards next week’s Family Planning Summit – it’s time to celebrate and showcase progress towards our 2020 commitments but also crucially reflect on what more needs to be done to… Read more...
A CARE project in Nepal visits schools and youth clubs to deliver SRH information and conduct pop-up clinics A CARE project in Nepal visits schools and youth clubs to deliver SRH information and conduct pop-up clinics
Cash transfers have gained significant momentum over the past few years. Various studies demonstrate that cash-based responses have the potential to support longer-term gains beyond consumption. For that reason, stakeholders in the humanitarian sector are increasingly exploring new ways to… Read more...
Lizzy Hofisi and her husband Robert, participants in the CARE cash transfer programme in Masvingo, Zimbabwe Lizzy Hofisi and her husband Robert, participants in the CARE cash transfer programme in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
On 11 July, the international Family Planning Summit will be held in London, hosted by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNFPA. One of the Summit’s four priority areas is on reaching… Read more...
Esther, 21 and pregnant, walked for two weeks to Uganda after an attack on her village in South Sudan Esther, 21 and pregnant, walked for two weeks to Uganda after an attack on her village in South Sudan
On the plane to Accra just over a week ago I read Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me (the origin of the term “mansplaining”), and it struck a chord with me. A colleague from Kenya who hadn’t heard the… Read more...
Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about the challenges faced by refugees and to hold governments accountable for commitments they made under the UN Refugee Convention to protect and assist displaced people. But… Read more...
Mary, a CARE midwife, talks to refugees from South Sudan at Imvepi settlement, Uganda Mary, a CARE midwife, talks to refugees from South Sudan at Imvepi settlement, Uganda
CARE and other INGOs are increasingly exploring cash transfer modalities both for emergency response and other multi-component interventions. Yet public and political pressures to demonstrate results are also increasing – and are leading implementing agencies to set up comprehensive monitoring… Read more...
A participant in the cash transfer programme in Masvingo district, Zimbabwe A participant in the cash transfer programme in Masvingo district, Zimbabwe