Tom Aston

Tom Aston

Role: Governance Advisor

Team: Inclusive Governance team

Profile:

Currently I am working as the monitoring and evaluation and research lead for the inclusive governance team. I am particularly looking at the application of theory-based evaluation methods such as contribution tracing and outcome mapping.

I joined CARE International UK in 2012, providing support to the Latin America and the Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa regions, particularly in conducting political economy analyses, and conducting studies on social accountability and advocacy.

I have an MSc in Development Administration and Planning from University College London (UCL) and am doing a PhD on the political economy of cash transfers, with Bolivia as a case study. Previously I worked for CARE Bolivia and as a consultant for the ODI and UCL on issues of social protection and disaster risk reduction.

One good thing I've read

For those of you looking to unlock the activist inside you I recommend Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the dark: Untold histories, wild possibilities.

Email: Aston@careinternational.org

Blog posts

Capturing complex change: Is it really all about confidence?

Monday, 22 May 2017 10:48
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

Doing Development Differently two years on: not just a fad, but real substance

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:54
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

Domestic worker rights: Four reasons domestic workers have struggled to get ILO Convention 189 ratified and what NGOs can do to help

Monday, 07 April 2014 16:04
Today we launch our paper Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: civil society's experience of ratifying ILO Convention 189 in the Andes. Since 2010, we have been supporting domestic workers and their organisations in the Andean region

Invitation to launch of report on domestic workers and the ratification of ILO Convention 189

Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:31
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 AADate: Tuesday 8 April, 9am-11 amRSVP: by

Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: civil society's experience of ratifying ILO Convention 189 in the Andes

Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00
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 the

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.   Recently, a mountain of work has

Decent work for domestic workers: Will 100 million informal workers' rights finally be recognised?

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:49
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

Decent work for domestic workers: Will 100 million informal workers' rights finally be recognised?

Monday, 29 July 2013 15:49
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