Development Blog

How can Mondelēz International – the world’s biggest chocolate company – show their consumers that their chocolate is produced in a sustainable way? Read more...
Cocoa Life Ambassador Krystyna Kilmczak meeting with potential future cocoa farmers at a school club set up under the Cocoa Life programme, Ghana Cocoa Life Ambassador Krystyna Kilmczak meeting with potential future cocoa farmers at a school club set up under the Cocoa Life programme, Ghana
Functioning market systems and a responsible and responsive private sector are critical to livelihoods, autonomy and well-being. However they are both heavily impacted by crisis, including war. Read more...
Women in Jordan supported by CARE through Village Savings and Loan Associations and vocational and business skills training Women in Jordan supported by CARE through Village Savings and Loan Associations and vocational and business skills training
Women are very important stakeholders for the whole cocoa industry – not just as customers and consumers, but also because of their roles as cocoa producers. Although cocoa is seen as a “male crop” in most of the producing countries,… Read more...
A women's VSLA group beside a crop of cocoa beans laid out to dry A women's VSLA group beside a crop of cocoa beans laid out to dry
CARE’s strategy on Women’ s Economic Empowerment includes a commitment to Dignified Work. Many of those who work on workers’ rights might question what we mean – how does this compare to the well-established notion of Decent Work, as exemplified… Read more...
Workers in the garment industry in Cambodia Workers in the garment industry in Cambodia
Today and tomorrow (20-21 October 2016), European heads of state meet in Brussels for the European Council. At the top of the agenda is European policy on migration. Having recently returned from Greece where I was supporting CARE’s efforts to… Read more...
Marzia, age 15, an Afghan refugee in Greece Marzia, age 15, an Afghan refugee in Greece
We often talk about providing people with skills, knowledge and tools so they can improve their lives – but sometimes the impact is hard to quantify. So how does the fact that more than 90% of women’s businesses grew over… Read more...
In the run-up to the Global Summits on Refugees and Migrants at the United Nations in September 2016, CARE launched a petition to campaign for better protection for innocent civilians fleeing conflicts and natural disasters. We had three asks in… Read more...
Refugees gathering in a park in Belgrade, Serbia, in July 2016 Refugees gathering in a park in Belgrade, Serbia, in July 2016