Development Blog

The Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) largest community reconstruction programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is rewarding the four best performing councils in the region of Maniema more than $100,000 of investment to part fund their own development… Read more...
CARE DRC Food Security Manager, Joseph Kakuru, talks with displaced people in Rubaya Camp, DRC. © CARE / Jake Lyell 2013 CARE DRC Food Security Manager, Joseph Kakuru, talks with displaced people in Rubaya Camp, DRC. © CARE / Jake Lyell 2013
Recent research from the World Bank and the LSE (don’t roll your eyeballs) shows that blogging about an academic article can lead to hundreds of new readers, when before there were only a handful. CARE has 60 years of experience… Read more...
Blogging will enable us to connect better with the people we want to reach in our areas of expertise. Photo: handwriting and a usb cable Blogging will enable us to connect better with the people we want to reach in our areas of expertise. Photo: handwriting and a usb cable
Human rights remains a topic that companies may reference perfunctorily in their codes of conduct, but few really seem to understand. In their defence, this is in part because, first, best practice standards on business and human rights are often… Read more...
Women work a loom in Bangladesh. ©  CARE / Josh Estey 2008 Women work a loom in Bangladesh. © CARE / Josh Estey 2008
There are certain working conditions that most workers take for granted; established working hours, a minimum wage, paid annual leave, social security and maternity leave. Historically, domestic workers haven’t shared these basic rights but a major new piece of legislation… Read more...
 Machala Ecuador: domestic workers are often primary care givers to children. © CARE/Kathryn Richards Machala Ecuador: domestic workers are often primary care givers to children. © CARE/Kathryn Richards
Bill Gates claims to read 20-30 books a month. Yet the truth is most of us working in development rarely read a book cover to cover. ‘Book Off’ – is CARE International UK’s (CIUK’s) attempt to tap into the best… Read more...
‘Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing’ - Christopher Cramer. ‘Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing’ - Christopher Cramer.
In the last few months the world’s leaders have declared and resolved to end sexual violence against women in conflict. First we had the G8 declaration and then UN resolution 2106 but what difference will these really make to the… Read more...
G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict