Development Blog

CARE’s strategy on Women’ s Economic Empowerment includes a commitment to Dignified Work. Many of those who work on workers’ rights might question what we mean – how does this compare to the well-established notion of Decent Work, as exemplified… Read more...
Workers in the garment industry in Cambodia Workers in the garment industry in Cambodia
Today and tomorrow (20-21 October 2016), European heads of state meet in Brussels for the European Council. At the top of the agenda is European policy on migration. Having recently returned from Greece where I was supporting CARE’s efforts to… Read more...
Marzia, age 15, an Afghan refugee in Greece Marzia, age 15, an Afghan refugee in Greece
We often talk about providing people with skills, knowledge and tools so they can improve their lives – but sometimes the impact is hard to quantify. So how does the fact that more than 90% of women’s businesses grew over… Read more...
In the run-up to the Global Summits on Refugees and Migrants at the United Nations in September 2016, CARE launched a petition to campaign for better protection for innocent civilians fleeing conflicts and natural disasters. We had three asks in… Read more...
Refugees gathering in a park in Belgrade, Serbia, in July 2016 Refugees gathering in a park in Belgrade, Serbia, in July 2016
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