Development Blog

Four years have passed since Rana Plaza collapsed, but are workers any safer? The short answer is yes, but there is still a lot of work to do to make sure their working conditions are truly safe and to ensure… Read more...
Fiedowshi works in the inspection section at a garment factory in Bangladesh Fiedowshi works in the inspection section at a garment factory in Bangladesh
The number of women in the world who still lack access to formal financial services stands at 1 billion. While this figure is going down, the discrimination that women face compared to men, in terms of their access to and… Read more...
A woman member of a savings group in Kenya A woman member of a savings group in Kenya
By choosing to spend two minutes reading this article, you stand with the many millions of others around the world who are choosing not just to ‘make a difference’ for women’s economic empowerment, but who are choosing, in fact, to… Read more...
Maria Daffodil Arrante expanded her market stall business in the Philippines with a loan from Lendwithcare.org Maria Daffodil Arrante expanded her market stall business in the Philippines with a loan from Lendwithcare.org
Women in Bangladesh used solidarity to increase wages and get more food at home. Find out how. Read more...
A smallholder farmers’ group in Bangladesh set up by CARE A smallholder farmers’ group in Bangladesh set up by CARE
Women in CARE Ghana’s PROMISE programme eat three times more soybeans than they did in 2012, and are four times more likely to be involved in household decision-making. Find out how. Read more...
A member of a savings and loan group in Ashamoah village, Ghana A member of a savings and loan group in Ashamoah village, Ghana
Given DFID’s commitment to the Global Goals and to labour standards (eg support of the ETI, guidance within CDC), why doesn’t DFID’s new Economic Development Strategy talk about Decent Work? Read more...
A garment worker in Bangladesh on her way to the factory A garment worker in Bangladesh on her way to the factory