Tom Aston

Tom Aston

Role: Latin America Governance Advisor

Team: Governance


Tom joined CARE International UK in 2012, having previously been based in CARE Bolivia’s office since 2007. He has experience working in the design, development and delivery of governance, education, health, food security and climate change projects in Latin America. In his current role, he is responsible for CIUK’s governance portfolio in Latin America and for knowledge management in CARE’s governance work globally. Tom has an MSc in Development Administration and Planning from University College London (UCL) and is also carrying out a PhD on the political economy of cash transfers in Bolivia. Previously, Tom worked as a research consultant for the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Social Development Team.


Blog posts

For those of us that sing the praises of social accountability (citizen-driven initiatives to hold those in power to account), making a claim about “impact” (or transformative change) is a challenge we face on a daily basis. And CARE’s not

At the end of 2016 the Doing Development Differently community held a workshop to take stock. What have we learned over the past two years? Is anything actually

CARE International UK invites you to the launch of our latest report on domestic workers and the ratification of ILO Convention 189. 

Venue: One Great George Street, Westminster SW1P 3 AA

In 2011, the International Labour Conference voted to adopt Convention 189 which, for the first time, mandates state supported protection to ensure decent work for domestic workers. Yet to date, only 12 countries have ratified and submitted

It’s time to care more about care work…

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:39

You may think the title of this blog is a terrible pun but, nonetheless, it is time we started to care more about about care work, writes Tom Aston, CARE's Governance Advisor who's currently based in Bolivia.

There are certain working conditions that most workers take for granted; established working hours, a minimum wage, paid annual leave, social security and maternity leave. Historically, domestic workers haven’t shared these basic rights but a