Development Blog

Every year, hundreds of women’s rights activists come to New York to lobby governments in the United Nations on gender equality during the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, CARE International has partnered with UN Women… Read more...
Fidan, a mother of 11 children, fled to Turkey from Kobane in northern Syria Fidan, a mother of 11 children, fled to Turkey from Kobane in northern Syria
This week, a major international donor conference took place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Leone and Liberia, I was hoping to see a gender transformative approach informing donor commitment… Read more...
Liberia: A woman washes her hands at a CARE handwashing station before going shopping Liberia: A woman washes her hands at a CARE handwashing station before going shopping
Post-war Sri Lanka (since 2009) has much to offer tourists, and the country is relying on the hospitality and tourism sector to drive up economic gains and create a positive ripple effect on related social factors – such as meeting… Read more...
Participants in the life skills training provided by CARE and Diageo Participants in the life skills training provided by CARE and Diageo
The global negotiations to agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate global poverty by 2030 will come to a conclusion this September. Many supporters of women’s economic empowerment have backed a petition urging governments to ensure women’s… Read more...
Members of the Yesu Amala VSLA group open the group’s shared safe during a meeting of the group’s members in Busia District, Eastern Uganda Members of the Yesu Amala VSLA group open the group’s shared safe during a meeting of the group’s members in Busia District, Eastern Uganda
Many of us dream of a world free from poverty, but how can this be realistically achieved, especially for smallholder farmers who make up the majority of the world’s poor? One important answer to this question is found in our… Read more...
A dairy farmer in Bangladesh A dairy farmer in Bangladesh © CARE
Eight months coordinating an All Party Parliamentary Group has given me a unique opportunity to see democracy in action. According to Ken Livingstone I should be concerned, but I’ve been left feeling both encouraged and energised. Read more...
The House of Commons The House of Commons Parliamentary copyright: parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament