Development Blog

Demand for financial services from low-income groups is at an all-time high. Some of that demand is by informal savings and loans groups – including CARE’s 5 million Village Savings and Loan Association members – who want access to quality… Read more...
CARE VSLA member in rural western Kenya making a transaction using the Kenya Equitel mobile app CARE VSLA member in rural western Kenya making a transaction using the Kenya Equitel mobile app
The plight of refugee women both in Europe and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region has been largely ignored, characterised by a lack of information and lost in the broader sweep of the humanitarian disaster. This won’t be… Read more...
Refugees in a temporary camp in Adasevci, Serbia, prepare to eat a meal provided by CARE’s partner organisation NSHC Refugees in a temporary camp in Adasevci, Serbia, prepare to eat a meal provided by CARE’s partner organisation NSHC
Reyna Araceli Reyes Sorto, age 44, lives in Villanueva Cortes in Honduras. When she was a child she dreamed of being a doctor yet because of economic hardship and lack of access to higher education, she was unable fulfil her… Read more...
Reyna Araceli Reyes Sorto standing in a field of maize Reyna Araceli Reyes Sorto standing in a field of maize
Payment upon demonstrating a set of agreed results is an emerging contractual modality that many donors are choosing to pursue. DFID together with USAID are leading this discourse and applying this funding approach to an increasing number of thematic areas,… Read more...
 CARE staff interviewing a recipient to ensure transparency in distributing cash payments to displaced people returning to Chad CARE staff interviewing a recipient to ensure transparency in distributing cash payments to displaced people returning to Chad
At the end of 2016 the Doing Development Differently community held a workshop to take stock. What have we learned over the past two years? Is anything actually different? Read more...
Young women in Mali: could Doing Development Differently improve food security for people in countries like Mali? Young women in Mali: could Doing Development Differently improve food security for people in countries like Mali?
CARE’s programmes on dignified work have for a number of years included training sessions for women in factories. Recent research provides further evidence, backing up our own findings, that investing in training for women workers makes good business sense for… Read more...
Workers at a garment factory in Cambodia Workers at a garment factory in Cambodia
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Too much to be excited about, right? Or, like me, you may still be wrapping your head around what this revolution means... Read more...
 Young women in Jordan who receive vocational and business skills training to help them set up microenterprises Young women in Jordan who receive vocational and business skills training to help them set up microenterprises