Development Blog

Aid, including humanitarian aid, is increasingly being related to, and justified by, a goal to limit migration from poor and fragile countries to wealthier countries [1]. This is a problematic approach for several reasons, so how should humanitarian and development… Read more...
Dana (name changed) and her sons Mohammad (aged 4) and Abdulsalam (aged 2) in a park near the bus station in Belgrade, Serbia Dana (name changed) and her sons Mohammad (aged 4) and Abdulsalam (aged 2) in a park near the bus station in Belgrade, Serbia
Next week (18 June) brings the second annual review meeting of the ‘Grand Bargain’, which will review an annual report building on individual submissions of the signatories, which spans donor governments, UN agencies and NGOs (including CARE). So how should… Read more...
Jeanette Vumulia works as a volunteer on CARE's SRH programme in the DRC Jeanette Vumulia works as a volunteer on CARE's SRH programme in the DRC
CARE is adamant that the #MeToo movement should not go down in history as a flash in the pan, but that we must harness the moment to make it a significant milestone on the path towards gender equality. The agreement… Read more...
A garment factory worker in Cambodia - one of the faces of CARE's #ThisIsNotWorking campaign A garment factory worker in Cambodia - one of the faces of CARE's #ThisIsNotWorking campaign
Women in Malawi say that being able to open their own bank account or save with a VSLA has caused their husbands to be more engaged. Read more...
Makulata, a member of the local VSLA, with her family in their home in Lilongwe District, Malawi. Makulata, a member of the local VSLA, with her family in their home in Lilongwe District, Malawi.
We’ve just published a study of six agencies’ ‘support to shelter self-recovery’ programmes after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in late 2013. But what do we mean by self-recovery, and what does support to self-recovery look like? Read more...
An information meeting as part of a Support for Shelter Self-Recovery (SSSR) programme An information meeting as part of a Support for Shelter Self-Recovery (SSSR) programme
In Egypt’s VSLAs, the number of women who have worried about money in the last 30 days has been cut nearly in half. Why? Because women are saving $58 a year now—2.7 times more than they used to. They are… Read more...
A CARE VSLA lockbox A CARE VSLA lockbox