Development Blog

By Alice Allan and Christina Wegs: The Family Planning Summit, held in London on 11 July 2017, was a chance to re-energise support for global efforts to reach an additional 120 million women and girls with contraception information and services… Read more...
Young women in India discussing family planning methods at a CARE project Young women in India discussing family planning methods at a CARE project
Having finished up a week of intense discussions on cash programming in Geneva earlier this month, I have to say that even I, a cash advisor who is avidly passionate about cash-based programming, am all “cashed out!” However, there is… Read more...
CARE cash transfer programme beneficiary and gender and accountability focal point Ropafadzo Gwenyama (second from right) with her family in Masvingo, Zimbabwe CARE cash transfer programme beneficiary and gender and accountability focal point Ropafadzo Gwenyama (second from right) with her family in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
CARE International provides humanitarian and development assistance in 79 countries around the world. We are committed to evidence-based delivery, continuous improvement, value for money, and providing appropriate, flexible aid to communities. So cash was always going to be on the… Read more...
Cash transfer programme beneficiaries in Masvingo, Zimbabwe Cash transfer programme beneficiaries in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Just past the halfway point of FP2020 – and looking towards next week’s Family Planning Summit – it’s time to celebrate and showcase progress towards our 2020 commitments but also crucially reflect on what more needs to be done to… Read more...
A CARE project in Nepal visits schools and youth clubs to deliver SRH information and conduct pop-up clinics A CARE project in Nepal visits schools and youth clubs to deliver SRH information and conduct pop-up clinics
Cash transfers have gained significant momentum over the past few years. Various studies demonstrate that cash-based responses have the potential to support longer-term gains beyond consumption. For that reason, stakeholders in the humanitarian sector are increasingly exploring new ways to… Read more...
Lizzy Hofisi and her husband Robert, participants in the CARE cash transfer programme in Masvingo, Zimbabwe Lizzy Hofisi and her husband Robert, participants in the CARE cash transfer programme in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
On 11 July, the international Family Planning Summit will be held in London, hosted by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNFPA. One of the Summit’s four priority areas is on reaching… Read more...
Esther, 21 and pregnant, walked for two weeks to Uganda after an attack on her village in South Sudan Esther, 21 and pregnant, walked for two weeks to Uganda after an attack on her village in South Sudan
On the plane to Accra just over a week ago I read Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me (the origin of the term “mansplaining”), and it struck a chord with me. A colleague from Kenya who hadn’t heard the… Read more...
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