Development Blog

As previously noted, the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development (IDC) has just published its report on DFID’s economic development strategy. In my earlier blog, I characterised the report as “lacking punch, misunderstanding gender but with some positives”.… Read more...
Woman employed in the construction industry in Cambodia. Woman employed in the construction industry in Cambodia.
The DFID-flagship Work and Opportunities for Women programme (WOW) has recently completed its inception phase and is now beginning implementation. The programme was originally conceived as a response to the UN High-Level panel report on women’s economic empowerment, which CARE… Read more...
Women working in a garment factory, Cambodia. Women working in a garment factory, Cambodia.
This week, the British and Kenyan Governments, together with the International Disability Alliance, co-host a Global Disability Summit. Over 700 delegates from governments, donors, private sector organisations, charities and organisations of persons with disabilities come together to launch a Charter… Read more...
 Valentine (centre) attends a CARE women’s space in Rwanda which encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities and offers support. Valentine (centre) attends a CARE women’s space in Rwanda which encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities and offers support.
The House of Commons Select Committee on International Development (the IDC) has just published its report on DFID’s Economic Development Strategy. But it seems to have only ONE new recommendation. This compares with, for instance, the IDC report on DFID… Read more...
Brenda Katelele, a seasonal food seller in Zambia and member of Lendwithcare microloan foundation. Brenda Katelele, a seasonal food seller in Zambia and member of Lendwithcare microloan foundation.
Masuda, Shankori and Shilpi are entrepreneurial midwives who are improving health access in one of the most remote districts in Bangladesh, where maternal and under-5 mortality rates have fallen dramatically in recent years. These powerful women are also generating more… Read more...
 Community health worker, Bangladesh Community health worker, Bangladesh
When Theresa May welcomes Trump this week it seems like she won’t be short of conversation: there’s the World Cup, Brexit, and NATO before we even start. But with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the UK coming… Read more...
Fatima Abba Bukar fled her home after an attack on her village in Nigeria by Boko Haram Fatima Abba Bukar fled her home after an attack on her village in Nigeria by Boko Haram