Development Blog

Cash programming has been under the cosh from certain sections of the media – so it will be interesting to see the response to the latest report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, published today (12 January 2017), which… Read more...
 “With the cash transfer ... my family survived the drought so far," says Concilia Sande in Zimbabwe “With the cash transfer ... my family survived the drought so far," says Concilia Sande in Zimbabwe
In my line of work we all feel passionately about creating greater gender equality globally, and for CARE and many others, achieving greater women’s economic empowerment is a major goal. But how good are we at keeping our own houses… Read more...
Job share: where two minds are better than one… Two women share a task in Niger. Job share: where two minds are better than one… Two women share a task in Niger.
Since starting an internship at CARE International UK in the Policy and Advocacy team, I’ve had the chance to support research on women’s economic empowerment programmes, with a specific focus on the ready-made garment sector in South East Asia. CARE’s… Read more...
A garment worker in Cambodia A garment worker in Cambodia
Three years on from the start of the conflict in South Sudan, I returned to the country to help ensure that CARE’s life-saving work reaches the most vulnerable women and girls. The conflict has caused almost 1 in 4 to… Read more...
Residents of Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan, wait in line to receive an emergency aid distribution from CARE (November 2016) Residents of Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan, wait in line to receive an emergency aid distribution from CARE (November 2016)
Human Rights Day happens 10 December every year to commemorate the day in 1948 that governments of the world adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations. Human Rights Day also marks the end of the yearly… Read more...
Refugee women giving their testimonies at an event organised by CARE and Women for Refugee Women in London in September 2016 Refugee women giving their testimonies at an event organised by CARE and Women for Refugee Women in London in September 2016
This week CARE launches its newest paper on women’s economic empowerment in fragile settings and I’ll be laying out the key points in a presentation online and in person (Thursday 8 December, 12-2pm). Here is a preview of what I’ll… Read more...
A CARE-supported savings group in East Hararghe, Ethiopia A CARE-supported savings group in East Hararghe, Ethiopia