Development Blog

We all agree that the numbers are staggering: according to the UNHCR, on average, 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015, four times more than a decade earlier. At the last count, Greece alone was home to… Read more...
CARE staff member Basheer Alzaalan, originally from Syria, now works for CARE's KIWI refugee integration project in Germany CARE staff member Basheer Alzaalan, originally from Syria, now works for CARE's KIWI refugee integration project in Germany
Over 40 grassroots women-led civil society organisations, human rights and humanitarian agencies have today launched a new Joint Statement on Women and Girls outlining 10 recommendations for next week’s global refugee and migrant Summits – and beyond. So what do… Read more...
Refugees from Iraq photographed in Serbia, July 2016 Refugees from Iraq photographed in Serbia, July 2016
The current UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment is highlighting the major attention being paid by governments, the development community and others to the importance of women’s economic empowerment to tackling poverty and ensuring women achieve the target… Read more...
A member of a village savings and loan group in Côte d’Ivoire A member of a village savings and loan group in Côte d’Ivoire
What does it mean to be ‘a humanitarian’ working in Greece – a country in Europe that, notwithstanding its economic crisis, does not fit the bill of the classic ‘emergency’ context? How does the response in Greece challenge our assumptions… Read more...
Refugee families at Piraeus port, Athens, Greece, April 2016 Refugee families at Piraeus port, Athens, Greece, April 2016 © CARE/Johanna Mitscherlich 2016
A new ILO report on trade agreements which incorporate labour standards points to rising women’s participation in the labour force and a reduced gender wage gap in the countries participating in those trade agreements – without any adverse effect on… Read more...
Workers in a garment factory in Cambodia Workers in a garment factory in Cambodia
CARE’s focus on women’s economic empowerment is based on our belief in women’s rights and the key role that economic empowerment plays in the achievement of those rights, some of them inherent in economic empowerment itself and others to which… Read more...
Samia (name changed), a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is learning laptop and computer repair through a CARE vocational training programme Samia (name changed), a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is learning laptop and computer repair through a CARE vocational training programme
Are financial institutions in emerging economies adapting their business models fast enough to tap into the market of the currently unbanked? And if not, why not? Read more...
The discussion on financial inclusion co-hosted by CARE and Accenture Development Partners The discussion on financial inclusion co-hosted by CARE and Accenture Development Partners