Development Blog

Across the world, women make a significant contribution to agricultural supply chains, in spite of complex hurdles that limit their inclusion and their leadership. The UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (HLP) identified seven key drivers for women’s… Read more...
Paulina Sibanda and her husband Opheus Dube cook together in their kitchen in Zvishevane region, Zimbabwe Paulina Sibanda and her husband Opheus Dube cook together in their kitchen in Zvishevane region, Zimbabwe
The private sector is an essential partner in the women’s economic empowerment movement. Corporations large and small employ a significant proportion of the labour force worldwide, and their value chains touch all economies and nearly every person on Earth. They… Read more...
Women workers in a pottery factory in Bangladesh, part of the Living Blue collective supported by CARE Women workers in a pottery factory in Bangladesh, part of the Living Blue collective supported by CARE
It’s nearly the end of the school holidays and like parents around the world I’m getting my daughter ready for a new school year. While I iron a pile of new shirts, polish school shoes and track down bits of… Read more...
Girls in Somaliland supported by CARE's Girls' Education Challenge programme Girls in Somaliland supported by CARE's Girls' Education Challenge programme
What does women’s economic empowerment mean to you? To me, women’s economic empowerment is a fresh and insightful new approach to uplifting the status of women in all walks of life. Read more...
Felicitas Bansiloy, an entrepreneur in the Philippines Felicitas Bansiloy, an entrepreneur in the Philippines
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has recently published a report on DFID’s approach to supporting inclusive growth in Africa – A learning review. Given the major increase in DFID’s economic development budget over the last few years (to… Read more...
Marie Grace Nyirarukundo, a Lendwithcare.org entrepreneur in Rwanda Marie Grace Nyirarukundo, a Lendwithcare.org entrepreneur in Rwanda
There is currently a great opportunity for everyone who is interested in women’s economic empowerment to push forward a key initiative to tackle the gender-based violence which plays a key role in the workplace in continuing oppressive working conditions, in… Read more...
Sharmin Akhter, a garment worker in Gazipur, Bangladesh Sharmin Akhter, a garment worker in Gazipur, Bangladesh