Development Blog

In the COVID-19 crisis, some commentators have noted that governments with women leaders have responded more effectively. For the most effective response and recovery, women’s leadership must go far beyond the top role, to be supported at all levels, in… Read more...
Empowering women workers in Bangladesh Empowering women workers in Bangladesh
Microfinance organisations serve approximately 140 million low-income people around the world. And the vast majority of these are women (roughly 80%), who live in rural areas (roughly 65%) . At the end of March when the world was starting to… Read more...
People stand in line at Umutanghua Lending Bank, Rwanda People stand in line at Umutanghua Lending Bank, Rwanda
“We know that when emergencies hit, women and girls come last,” says CARE’s Humanitarian Policy Director, Susannah Friedman. CARE has been thinking about how COVID is going to impact gender based violence since early March, when we released the first… Read more...
A woman talks to a facilitator regarding gender based violence (GBV) services in Rwanda A woman talks to a facilitator regarding gender based violence (GBV) services in Rwanda
Cash support in times of crisis can keep markets functioning, keep money flowing to small businesses that desperately need it, and save lives and livelihoods at the same time – because it means people can get what they need, when… Read more...
CARE’s COVID-19 response includes cash support to households in Grand Anse, Haiti CARE’s COVID-19 response includes cash support to households in Grand Anse, Haiti
In the midst of the global pandemic, there lies what the UN Secretary General described as the ‘invisible pandemic’ – gender-based violence – a pandemic that even before rates started to rise during COVID-19 affected an estimated 1 in 3… Read more...
A woman talking during an Indashyikirwa session in Rwanda. A woman talking during an Indashyikirwa session in Rwanda.
If you work in international development, you have probably experienced that pressing need for support. You need to conduct an assessment, your proposal design should have started yesterday, and the capacity building for your partners is right around the corner… Read more...
CARE advocates and staff Asha Gomez, Michelle Carter and Mary Olive inside the U.S. Congress building in 2018 CARE advocates and staff Asha Gomez, Michelle Carter and Mary Olive inside the U.S. Congress building in 2018