Development Blog

All over the world recently there have been outpourings of support and appreciation for frontline health workers (FHWs) and their heroic efforts fighting COVID-19. Of course, doctors, nurses, midwives, and other health providers have been performing vital and life-saving services… Read more...
Health worker in Bangladesh wearing a mask in light of the coronavirus outbreak Health worker in Bangladesh wearing a mask in light of the coronavirus outbreak
Everything about the news on COVID-19 is scary. We don’t know yet what the long-term impacts will be. We don’t know how long it will last. What we do know, from decades of responding to epidemics in some of the… Read more...
Coronavirus Emergency: Help stop the spread Coronavirus Emergency: Help stop the spread
If you go to many schools in poor countries or refugee camps, you will see kids washing their hands like they are scrubbing in for surgery. They are much more thorough than most Americans, where apparently 69% of men don’t… Read more...
Regular hand washing is key to halting the spread of the coronavirus Regular hand washing is key to halting the spread of the coronavirus
As the climate crisis makes natural disasters a daily reality for people around the world, communities and humanitarian organisations are looking for ways to mitigate risks and build resilience. In 2019, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai – which ravaged… Read more...
People queuing to receive water and hygiene items from CARE at a camp for flood-displaced people in Nsanje, Malawi People queuing to receive water and hygiene items from CARE at a camp for flood-displaced people in Nsanje, Malawi
By Cari Jo Clark, Sudhindra Sharma, and Kathryn M. Yount The recent Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,” and on-going collaboration with CARE… Read more...
Dhana Kurmari Chaudhary Tharu left an unhappy marriage and, after participating in the Tipping Point initiative, is now working for adolescent empowerment Dhana Kurmari Chaudhary Tharu left an unhappy marriage and, after participating in the Tipping Point initiative, is now working for adolescent empowerment
By Anne Sprinkel, Project Director, Tipping Point Initiative; and Dipendra Sharma, Team Lead, Tipping Point Nepal When we joined CARE’s Failing Forward podcast, we had little idea that we would discuss everything from logistical nightmares to ethical conundrums related to… Read more...
Brindamati, pictured with her mother, was helped to stay in school by the Tipping Point initiative Brindamati, pictured with her mother, was helped to stay in school by the Tipping Point initiative