Development Blog

A recent WHO study re-confirmed that Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world (nearly 300 women die for every 100,000 births) and many of them are under 20 years old. Despite the challenging political, economic… Read more...
A Pakistani woman. © CARE A Pakistani woman. © CARE
This week American stakeholders announced the formation of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and signatories to the European Fire and Building Safety Accord released their Implementation Plan. While both agreements represent steps in the right direction, to address the… Read more...
Women working in the garment industry in Bangladesh. © CARE/Josh Estey Women working in the garment industry in Bangladesh. © CARE/Josh Estey
Debate on the possibilities at the base of the pyramid (BOP) is ubiquitous; nonetheless, too often regulated to a post-script is that frequently when we refer to the BOP what we actually mean is women at the BOP.  It’s time… Read more...
In Poverty and Out of Profit: the business case for engaging with poor farmers in Bangladesh's dairy sector In Poverty and Out of Profit: the business case for engaging with poor farmers in Bangladesh's dairy sector
Along with a delegation from CARE International UK, I recently visited colleagues at CARE Peru (or Cah-Rey Peru as its pronounced in Spanish!) to witness how they are reaping real results in tackling the challenges of poverty and inequality in… Read more...
Women from a farming community in Puno, Peru. © CARE / Alice Hutchinson Women from a farming community in Puno, Peru. © CARE / Alice Hutchinson
As NGOs gathered in London last week to begin discussing ‘Make Poverty History Mark 2’, an Indian colleague neatly summed up what he felt CARE needs to focus on if we are to make significantly more progress towards poverty eradication.… Read more...
A woman selling products as part of JITA. © Kathryn Richards / CARE A woman selling products as part of JITA. © Kathryn Richards / CARE
Value Chains, Business Plans and International Markets. What do these terms mean for some of the poorest people living in the isolated farming region of Sopachuy in Bolivia? Quite a lot, it turns out: “Access to bigger markets means increased… Read more...
Factory workers in Bolivia. © CARE Factory workers in Bolivia. © CARE