Development Blog

Football teams are a system and markets are systems too... I am a market systems practitioner who lives and works in Brazil. After the emotions from Brazil’s semi-final failure calmed down, I started to draw a few analogies from the… Read more...
Syrian refugees watching the World Cup in CARE’s Community Centre in Azraq Camp, Jordan Syrian refugees watching the World Cup in CARE’s Community Centre in Azraq Camp, Jordan © CARE/Johanna Mitscherlich
Syrian refugees fleeing the now 3-year-old conflict have faced rape during raids by security forces, and rape and sexual assault is so prevalent that women and girl refugees cited it as the main reason they left their country. Yet when… Read more...
Toilets at Azraq camp, a purpose-built camp in Jordan for Syrian refugees Toilets at Azraq camp, a purpose-built camp in Jordan for Syrian refugees © CARE/Johanna Mitscherlich
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