Rebecca Haines

Rebecca Haines

Role: Senior Governance Advisor – Asia and MENA

Team: Inclusive Governance team

Profile:

As a member of CARE International’s global Inclusive Governance technical team, I provide technical assistance to CARE country offices in the Asia and MENA regions, as well as contributing to CARE’s global thinking, learning and practice related to Inclusive Governance. Since joining CARE in 2015, I’ve been supporting CARE’s country offices to work with local governments, citizens, and civil society to strengthen local planning, budgeting, service delivery, and accountability. While our strengths are in applying these approaches to rural community contexts, we’re now developing approaches that apply to new settings and new populations that reflect our changing realities: urban local governments, refugee populations, female factory workers, social enterprises, and more.

Before CARE, I worked for several other multi-mandate INGOs and for the World Bank, and have a background in governance, community development, and gender. Previously, I’ve lived in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and hold an MSc in Development and Gender Studies from the London School of Economics. I’m currently a co-chair of the Women’s Participation and Leadership Working Group within the Gender and Development Network, and a member of the British Agencies for Afghanistan Group (BAAG).

One good thing I’ve read

Women in politics: Gender, power, and development by Mariz Tadros.

Email: Haines@careinternational.org

Twitter: @RebeccaLHaines

Blog posts

In the development community, we typically interpret a government pushing for greater decentralisation as a positive step for governance reform and an opening for greater citizen participation and voice. Donors invest considerable funds in

Bangladesh has been quite successful in working towards the Millennium Development Goals, even receiving a Millennium Development Goal Award in 2010 for its notable progress toward reducing child mortality (MDG 4). But how far did this progress