Development Blog

Last week the World Bank’s much anticipated 2017 Global Findex database and accompanying report was released, revealing who has a bank account with a financial institution or mobile money service and how they’re using it. While great gains have been made… Read more...
A woman carrying a VSLA lockbox in Kagadam village, Niger A woman carrying a VSLA lockbox in Kagadam village, Niger
As the Brussels II Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region gets underway, CARE International is partnering with UN Women, UNFPA, WILPF, Kvinna Til Kvinna, Oxfam and the Swedish government to host an event for Syrian women… Read more...
Syrian representatives of civil society organisations attending the Brussels Conference on Syria in April 2018 Syrian representatives of civil society organisations attending the Brussels Conference on Syria in April 2018
Together with a colleague, Professor Malcolm Harper, I recently spent 18 months researching and editing a book on Islamic microfinance – which is defined as Shari’ah compliant financial services for poor people. Here are some of the key findings. Read more...
Participants in a Lendwithcare-supported women's empowerment project in Pakistan Participants in a Lendwithcare-supported women's empowerment project in Pakistan
On Friday, CARE International UK submitted a response to UK Parliament’s International Development Committee’s Inquiry into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Read more...
Crowds at #March4Women 2018, CARE International UK's annual International Women's Day event to campaign for gender equality Crowds at #March4Women 2018, CARE International UK's annual International Women's Day event to campaign for gender equality CARE/Guy Bell
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has recently published its ‘Yellow Report’ on the input from states, employers, unions and civil society to the proposed new Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work. The Yellow Report’s wide-ranging… Read more...
A female construction worker on a building site in Cambodia A female construction worker on a building site in Cambodia
Gilbert Muyumbu’s recent blog set out a challenge to the Doing Development Differently (DDD) narrative: does DDD risk reproducing or strengthening the unequal power relations between state and citizen, elite and poor, that cause poverty, insecurity and injustice for so… Read more...
A meeting at CARE's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan A meeting at CARE's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan