Development Blog

Debate on the possibilities at the base of the pyramid (BOP) is ubiquitous; nonetheless, too often regulated to a post-script is that frequently when we refer to the BOP what we actually mean is women at the BOP.  It’s time… Read more...
In Poverty and Out of Profit: the business case for engaging with poor farmers in Bangladesh's dairy sector In Poverty and Out of Profit: the business case for engaging with poor farmers in Bangladesh's dairy sector
The leaders of the G8 came to the UK over a month ago and David Cameron hosted a ‘Hunger Summit’. While the summit did pledge up to $4.15bn (USD) to tackle malnutrition did it take the opportunity to boost public… Read more...
Supporting women smallholder farmers like this one is one of the most effective ways to tip the balance away from under-nutrition and poverty. © CARE Supporting women smallholder farmers like this one is one of the most effective ways to tip the balance away from under-nutrition and poverty. © CARE
The Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) largest community reconstruction programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is rewarding the four best performing councils in the region of Maniema more than $100,000 of investment to part fund their own development… Read more...
CARE DRC Food Security Manager, Joseph Kakuru, talks with displaced people in Rubaya Camp, DRC. © CARE / Jake Lyell 2013 CARE DRC Food Security Manager, Joseph Kakuru, talks with displaced people in Rubaya Camp, DRC. © CARE / Jake Lyell 2013
Recent research from the World Bank and the LSE (don’t roll your eyeballs) shows that blogging about an academic article can lead to hundreds of new readers, when before there were only a handful. CARE has 60 years of experience… Read more...
Blogging will enable us to connect better with the people we want to reach in our areas of expertise. Photo: handwriting and a usb cable Blogging will enable us to connect better with the people we want to reach in our areas of expertise. Photo: handwriting and a usb cable
Human rights remains a topic that companies may reference perfunctorily in their codes of conduct, but few really seem to understand. In their defence, this is in part because, first, best practice standards on business and human rights are often… Read more...
Women work a loom in Bangladesh. ©  CARE / Josh Estey 2008 Women work a loom in Bangladesh. © CARE / Josh Estey 2008
There are certain working conditions that most workers take for granted; established working hours, a minimum wage, paid annual leave, social security and maternity leave. Historically, domestic workers haven’t shared these basic rights but a major new piece of legislation… Read more...
 Machala Ecuador: domestic workers are often primary care givers to children. © CARE/Kathryn Richards Machala Ecuador: domestic workers are often primary care givers to children. © CARE/Kathryn Richards