Development Blog

“What gets measured gets noticed,” said Hilary Clinton. True enough, which is why officials are meeting at the UN this week to thrash out how the proposed new Sustainable Development Goals will be resourced and implemented. The UN Secretary General… Read more...
A village savings and loan association meeting in Kaundama community, Malawi A village savings and loan association meeting in Kaundama community, Malawi
I am currently in Budapest, Hungary, attending the second of two days of regional consultations. This is the fourth in a series of regional consultations leading up to the May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) taking place in Istanbul. The… Read more...
Women holding emergency supplies provided by CARE following flooding in Malawi, January 2015 Women holding emergency supplies provided by CARE following flooding in Malawi, January 2015
Over the past few months, I have been scoping out the potential for CARE to engage more strategically with the African Union and civil society at continental level. For me, it’s clear that we can and should do more –… Read more...
The African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa The African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa
The UN Climate Change talks and the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals are going to be incredibly important for both NGOs and business in 2015 – but what are some of the other key issues we will be working… Read more...
Queuing to make a deposit at a bank in Uganda Queuing to make a deposit at a bank in Uganda
2015 is set to be a big year for CARE and other organisations working to end world poverty. So where are we at, where are we going, and what do we need to do to get there? Read more...
MDGs, progress, challenges and the year ahead: Why 2015 will be a big year for overcoming poverty © CARE / Josh Estey
Ten years ago on Boxing Day, the Indian Ocean tsunamis crashed into the shorelines of 14 countries, killing more than 228,000 people and making almost two million more people homeless and bereaved. The scale of the disaster and the speed… Read more...
Ernawati, a woman in Indonesia who in the aftermath of the tsunami received a Family Survival Kit from CARE, and support in starting a small business which is now thriving Ernawati, a woman in Indonesia who in the aftermath of the tsunami received a Family Survival Kit from CARE, and support in starting a small business which is now thriving