Development Blog

Migration is a critical, yet underexplored, dimension of the post-2015 development agenda. On 17-18 July, CARE and ODI are hosting the Women, migration and development conference. We want to know what you think on some of the key issues the… Read more...
Nargis Pavin, who worked in a factory in India, with two of her children in Botospur, Bangladesh Nargis Pavin, who worked in a factory in India, with two of her children in Botospur, Bangladesh © CARE/Jon Spaull
Earlier this year, I spent a few months in a village in Accham district in far-west Nepal in an effort to understand what motivates people to leave their homes and migrate to the towns and cities of India, writes Tahseen… Read more...
Women in Sanfebagar, Nepal, where the EMPHASIS project runs a drop-in centre Women in Sanfebagar, Nepal, where the EMPHASIS project runs a drop-in centre © CARE
There are 2.5bn people who are financially excluded – who have no access to basic financial products, like savings, credit or insurance. I’ve just been to Kenya to visit Banking on Change, a programme which is changing that. I met… Read more...
The Young Corner women savings and loans group The Young Corner women savings and loans group © CARE Kenya/Awino Nyamolo
Simon Chol is a peace-building advisor for CARE South Sudan and former combatant in the fight for independence. Three years after independence for South Sudan, Simon asks what went wrong, and how the same mistakes can be avoided again. Read more...
Aluat Deng Gach, widow and mother of 7, arriving at a meeting about a CARE livelihoods project in her village in Jonglei State Aluat Deng Gach, widow and mother of 7, arriving at a meeting about a CARE livelihoods project in her village in Jonglei State © CARE/Dan Alder
Two weeks on from the summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and the dust is starting to settle. The positives outweigh the negatives so what next for the issue of gender-based violence and conflict, and what next for CARE? Read more...
An electronic display board at the Global Summit An electronic display board at the Global Summit © CARE
Peer-to-peer (P2P) micro-lending platforms, such as lendwithcare, have become a popular method of supporting small businesses in developing countries. Local microfinance institutions (MFIs) select borrowers and appraise their loan applications, which if approved, are financed by the P2P platform. Lendwithcare… Read more...
A lendwithcare entrepreneur meeting a a loan officer from lendwithcare partner the Cambodian Community Savings Federation A lendwithcare entrepreneur meeting a a loan officer from lendwithcare partner the Cambodian Community Savings Federation © Nancy Thomas/CARE