Development Blog

As NGOs gathered in London last week to begin discussing ‘Make Poverty History Mark 2’, an Indian colleague neatly summed up what he felt CARE needs to focus on if we are to make significantly more progress towards poverty eradication.… Read more...
A woman selling products as part of JITA. © Kathryn Richards / CARE A woman selling products as part of JITA. © Kathryn Richards / CARE
Value Chains, Business Plans and International Markets. What do these terms mean for some of the poorest people living in the isolated farming region of Sopachuy in Bolivia? Quite a lot, it turns out: “Access to bigger markets means increased… Read more...
Factory workers in Bolivia. © CARE Factory workers in Bolivia. © CARE
To many people, charities and huge multi-national companies will always be strange bedfellows. As such, there can be a gossipy appetite to hear of a mighty culture clash when the two worlds come together in partnership – the sandal wearing… Read more...
A Village Savings and Loans Association which enables people to access financial services who are normally not able to do so.  © CARE A Village Savings and Loans Association which enables people to access financial services who are normally not able to do so. © CARE
The conference on Afghanistan in Bonn yesterday resulted in a statement which says all the right things, but lacks any specific commitments or actions to make them happen in reality. CARE helped organise and host a series of meetings between… Read more...
The Afghan Women's Network hold a press conference in Bonn - calling for women's achievements in Afghanistan in the last ten years to be built upon, not undermind. © Puthupparambil / CARE The Afghan Women's Network hold a press conference in Bonn - calling for women's achievements in Afghanistan in the last ten years to be built upon, not undermind. © Puthupparambil / CARE
When I first worked in Kenya, 20 years ago, I saw how farming practices could provide a good life for men and women in rural villages even with little rainfall and where basic services, such as water and electricity were… Read more...
Rural communities are dependent on the land but are now facing new challenges from the effects of climate change, but supporting rural communities to learn about and adapt to climate change could make a big difference. © CARE Rural communities are dependent on the land but are now facing new challenges from the effects of climate change, but supporting rural communities to learn about and adapt to climate change could make a big difference. © CARE
As Usain Bolt pounded to the 200m finish line, displaying formidable human strength, my mind wandered to the Olympics and Paralympics aftermath. The Olympics this year closed to a new opening – one that is hoped to herald in new… Read more...
Proper nutrition is essential to children's development. © CARE Proper nutrition is essential to children's development. © CARE