Development Blog

The close of 2013 brings with it the inevitable series of lists of the best and worst of the year. It's good to reflect on deeds past, but this list takes a different approach: it describes what these lists should… Read more...
The Chairlady of a Kenyan community Savings and Loan group The Chairlady of a Kenyan community Savings and Loan group © CARE / Reshma Khan
Today, the United Nations and aid agencies like CARE launched a new regional response plan and funding appeal for the Syrian crisis. The needs are vast. Over one third of the population in Syria has been forced to leave their… Read more...
Syrian refugees living in a derelict building Syrian refugees living in a derelict building © CARE / Adel Sarkozi
I've been attending the second annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The Forum this year had more than 1,700 people from business, civil society, unions, academia and the UN system meeting to discuss progress on the… Read more...
An Eritrean woman weaves grass baskets An Eritrean woman weaves grass baskets © CARE / Meredith Davenport
Take a look at news photos of the protests in Egypt that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in February 2011, as I did recently, and it already feels as though you are looking back on a bygone… Read more...
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn? The West should support Arab women to speak out © CARE
In December, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS Department) will be publishing its response to its consultation on corporate responsibility. Before it does, the Department should take careful note of the important evidence from the major EU… Read more...
Child labour in Bangladesh, 2003 Child labour in Bangladesh, 2003 © CARE / Dan White
Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which focuses for 2013 on the theme of militarism. The past year has seen the British Government and others make sexual violence as a weapon of war… Read more...
A survivor of sexual violence in conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo with her baby. Photo: Jake Lyell  / CARE A survivor of sexual violence in conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo with her baby. Photo: Jake Lyell / CARE