Development Blog

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
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