Development Blog

Sri Lanka is still only five years free from a long-standing and debilitating civil war, and 10 years since the Tsunami in which 35,000 people lost their lives. But huge changes are taking place in the quest for ‘modernisation’. How… Read more...
Workers on a tea plantation near Kandy, Sri Lanka Workers on a tea plantation near Kandy, Sri Lanka © CARE/Lucas Veuve
The Trust Women conference (on 18-19 November) was fundamentally about women’s rights. You can’t talk of rights without talking of financial services because this encompasses so much else. Why are women not accessing education? Why do women not have access… Read more...
Young women at a savings group meeting in Kenya Young women at a savings group meeting in Kenya © CARE Kenya/Awino Nyamolo
As a Policy Adviser, it is always gratifying to learn when some individual or group with a bit more power than you basically agrees with you and is pushing your viewpoint. Read more...
A woman in Kenya working on a plastics recycling initiative A woman in Kenya working on a plastics recycling initiative © CARE
From 25 November to 10 December #16DaysofActivism, CARE country offices around the world will be joining with their partners and communities to raise voices to challenge gender-based violence. In a number of countries, men will be both a target group… Read more...
Women in Wau Shilluk in South Sudan demonstrating their opposition to conflict and GBV Women in Wau Shilluk in South Sudan demonstrating their opposition to conflict and GBV © CARE
The IAIA Special Symposium on Resettlement and Livelihoods took place in Kruger Park, South Africa in late October. The nice location (and emblem of environmental conservation) was most probably selected with security issues in mind, but it also represents a… Read more...
The IAIA symposium on resettlement and livelihoods explored physical and economic displacement of communities by public and private sector projects (photo shows a landscape in Laos) The IAIA symposium on resettlement and livelihoods explored physical and economic displacement of communities by public and private sector projects (photo shows a landscape in Laos) © CARE
We need to provide a more prescriptive view on the purposes that companies are allowed to pursue – otherwise the Blueprint for Better Business will be one more fad... Read more...
A member of a Village Savings and Loan Association in Madagascar A member of a Village Savings and Loan Association in Madagascar © CARE/Cyril le Tourneur d’Ison