Development Blog

I recently visited Ghana with a team of Mondelēz International Ambassadors to understand the Cocoa Life value chain from seeds to farming to trading and processing. It was great to see an innovative, inclusive business model in action, driving sustainability… Read more...
Women cocoa farmers and members of the Awewoho-Manhyia Village Savings and Loan Association in Ghana Women cocoa farmers and members of the Awewoho-Manhyia Village Savings and Loan Association in Ghana
There is an irony to current thinking on the private sector and peacebuilding. Read more...
A meeting of the community development committee at Sikabatou Village, Cote d'Ivoire, organised under the Cocoa Life program A meeting of the community development committee at Sikabatou Village, Cote d'Ivoire, organised under the Cocoa Life program
During her maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly last month, Prime Minister Theresa May launched a global campaign to end modern slavery (which she previously described as “the great human rights issue of our time”) and called upon… Read more...
A girl holds her head at a refugee camp in Serbia, July 2016 (note: image for illustrative purposes, not necessarily an unaccompanied minor) A girl holds her head at a refugee camp in Serbia, July 2016 (note: image for illustrative purposes, not necessarily an unaccompanied minor)
Thursday 22nd September at the United Nations General Assembly was a tremendous moment for the global women’s economic empowerment agenda. Not only did Ban Ki Moon become the first Secretary General to declare himself a feminist (for which he received… Read more...
Young women members of a Village Savings and Loan Association group in Jordan, supported by CARE in a programme in partnership with the H&M Foundation Young women members of a Village Savings and Loan Association group in Jordan, supported by CARE in a programme in partnership with the H&M Foundation
Unless women have more empowerment, autonomy, and access to resources, we are not going to achieve change. Those are the words of Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica and women’s economic empowerment advocate, speaking at an event on financial… Read more...
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking; Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica; and Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking; Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica; and Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA
Growing Together, a new report launched on 29 September by CARE, SABMiller, the Harvard Kennedy Corporate Responsibility Initiative and Business Fights Poverty, sets out why businesses should take a much more proactive and collaborative approach to supporting the micro-enterprises in… Read more...
CARE has welcomed the first report from the UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Leave no-one behind - particularly since it draws on a lot of CARE’s work as a model for the way forward for accelerating women’s economic… Read more...
Josee Ntabahungu, Head of Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment at CARE Burundi, at the United Nations Josee Ntabahungu, Head of Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment at CARE Burundi, at the United Nations