Development Blog

Last month I was in Islamabad, supporting the efforts of the CARE International team there, who have led a very successful set of engagements with the private sector to address social issues in Pakistan. In a country beset by a… Read more...
A woman receiving payment for her work through the Easypaisa mobile banking system A woman receiving payment for her work through the Easypaisa mobile banking system © CARE/Wolfgang Gressman
Information about past, present and future climate conditions can be a key tool for communities to plan for and adapt to climate change. But critics question the value of climate science, claiming it is too complex, overly technical and not… Read more...
Women participating in a climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) in Gorouol, Niger Women participating in a climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) in Gorouol, Niger © CARE
In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which belonged to young children. The financial cost of… Read more...
People at a camp for internally displaced people in Puntland (photo taken September 2011) People at a camp for internally displaced people in Puntland (photo taken September 2011) © CARE/Wim Dekker
On arrival in Rwanda I was struck by a small but significant detail. There on a notice board advising people on the usual emergency services contact numbers was one for gender-based violence. This,  as I learnt  in the course of… Read more...
A man taking on a task traditionally undertaken by women during an 'Enlighten' group meeting A man taking on a task traditionally undertaken by women during an 'Enlighten' group meeting © CARE
CARE International and Accenture are jointly creating a Financial Inclusion Maturity Model – which will provide a unique viewpoint on financial inclusion in the developing world. It will support financial institutions in expanding the scope of their services to the… Read more...
Queuing to make a deposit at a bank in Uganda Queuing to make a deposit at a bank in Uganda © CARE
CARE International and the Fairtrade Foundation are hosting an event at this year’s Conservative Party conference in Birmingham to bring together business, civil society and politicians – Inclusive chocolate? How can private sector partnerships ensure women farmers and workers get… Read more...
Farmers preparing cocoa for drying at Ampenkro village, Ghana Farmers preparing cocoa for drying at Ampenkro village, Ghana © CARE