Development Blog

Perhaps, you're hoping to break into the development sector, or you are looking for a career change from the private sector? Maybe you want to build your CV while completing your post graduate studies or want to learn more about… Read more...
A village savings and loans group in Uganda collecting their weekly savings A village savings and loans group in Uganda collecting their weekly savings © Jon Spaull / Banking on Change
CARE International has written about the business case for empowering women producers before, but the financial justification for inclusive business goes much further than that. This week, CARE International published A Different Cup of Tea: The Business Case for Empowering… Read more...
A tea picker in Sri Lanka A tea picker in Sri Lanka © Lucas Veuve / CARE
The UK government has just published its ‘Action Plan on Business and Human Rights’.  This is the keenly awaited guidance for UK business on how they should respond to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. However, this… Read more...
Slums and highrise office buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh © CARE / Dan White 2006 Slums and highrise office buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh © CARE / Dan White 2006
This week the UK government takes the historic step of becoming one of the first institutions to make an official statement on how companies should operationalize the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, more commonly known as the… Read more...
Bangladeshi women taking part in CARE's Strengthening Dairy Value Chains programme Bangladeshi women taking part in CARE's Strengthening Dairy Value Chains programme © CARE
A pledge of compensation made in 2010 to keep the Yasuní National Park untouched after the discovery of oil appears to have failed. What went wrong? Why couldn’t the Western governments raise the money? How do we change the rules… Read more...
The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. © CARE / Kate Ives 2007  The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. © CARE / Kate Ives 2007
Surprisingly robust and informative – my verdict on the International Finance Corporation (IFC) 2012 standards on environmental social sustainability from a conflict sensitivity perspective. Perhaps we should spend a bit more time learning from the sector many NGOs love to… Read more...
Cocoa workers in Ghana whom CARE works with as part of its partnership with Mondelez. © CARE  Cocoa workers in Ghana whom CARE works with as part of its partnership with Mondelez. © CARE