Development Blog

A new Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, launched by the International Growth Centre and chaired by David Cameron, has recently been announced. It points out that “Fragility is a distinctive phenomenon that calls for distinctive policy approaches. It… Read more...
A woman cleans up garbage in Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in Unity State, South Sudan A woman cleans up garbage in Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in Unity State, South Sudan
Launched by DFID, Value for Money (VfM) is now a widely accepted standard in the sector. For CARE, quality assurance is determined by evidence of how monetary resources translate into long-lasting changes. It is understood as a key approach during… Read more...
Residents of Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan wait in line to receive relief items Residents of Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan wait in line to receive relief items
Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30-year-old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. When the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital to deliver her sixth… Read more...
Ruby and baby Ruksiba were helped by CARE-trained staff with guidance on breastfeeding, nutrition and vaccinations Ruby and baby Ruksiba were helped by CARE-trained staff with guidance on breastfeeding, nutrition and vaccinations
Today, ministers and senior diplomats from around the world meet with the UN, EU and states involved in the Syrian conflict for a high-level Conference (5 April) to identify ways forward on the crisis. This happens as news from Khan… Read more...
A man and boy carrying emergency shelter materials across bombed out rubble in southern Syria (2016) A man and boy carrying emergency shelter materials across bombed out rubble in southern Syria (2016)
Demand for financial services from low-income groups is at an all-time high. Some of that demand is by informal savings and loans groups – including CARE’s 5 million Village Savings and Loan Association members – who want access to quality… Read more...
CARE VSLA member in rural western Kenya making a transaction using the Kenya Equitel mobile app CARE VSLA member in rural western Kenya making a transaction using the Kenya Equitel mobile app
The plight of refugee women both in Europe and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region has been largely ignored, characterised by a lack of information and lost in the broader sweep of the humanitarian disaster. This won’t be… Read more...
Refugees in a temporary camp in Adasevci, Serbia, prepare to eat a meal provided by CARE’s partner organisation NSHC Refugees in a temporary camp in Adasevci, Serbia, prepare to eat a meal provided by CARE’s partner organisation NSHC