Development Blog

According to the latest UN statistics, of the total population affected by Typhoon Haiyan, an estimated 47,600 women are at risk of sexual violence. In the evacuation centres, an estimated 2,250 women are also at risk. We know that disasters… Read more...
CARE report reveals pitiful spending on gender in emergencies globally © Kate Holt / CARE
CARE International's request to business in this year's Living Wage Week is simple. Implement living wages, and do it having ensured that you understand the key role of women in your supply chain, so that the women working at the… Read more...
Female textile workers in Bangladesh Female textile workers in Bangladesh © CARE / Josh Estey
There’s an inescapable buzz around the role of business in international development. Everywhere I go—from Bangladesh to East Africa, from the flurry of activity of the UNGA or CGI in New York to the WEF Annual meeting in Davos—it’s a… Read more...
Helene D. Gayle with participants of a President-Obama-funded project in western Kenya. Helene D. Gayle with participants of a President-Obama-funded project in western Kenya. Image © CARE
The UK Government has a lot to do to ensure companies pursue their core business responsibly. The current BIS Department consultation on Corporate Responsibility is an opportunity to come up with much clearer and more effective measures to get business… Read more...
Duck farming, sustainable small business in Bangladesh. © Angela Platt / CARE Duck farming, sustainable small business in Bangladesh. © Angela Platt / CARE
After the annual meeting of the world’s largest and most important body for agreeing international food and nutrition security policy, Larissa Pelham questions on World Food Day whether NGOs really have a voice in the process. Read more...
A young female farmer from Malawi. Investing in female smallholders can make a massive difference to food security, yet this issue was skirted over at the the Committee on World Food Security. © CARE A young female farmer from Malawi. Investing in female smallholders can make a massive difference to food security, yet this issue was skirted over at the the Committee on World Food Security. © CARE
The 2013 Annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report was launched last week, in time for the annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). This year’s report estimates that progress has been made towards the… Read more...