Development Blog

Syrian refugees in Jordan are learning new skills and building networks so they feel safer. Jordan’s urban protection response programme provided vocational training to both refugees and the Jordanian host community. 84% of participants say the project has improved their… Read more...
Woman participating in sewing course, Jordan. Woman participating in sewing course, Jordan.
‘Rape against women and girls is common during the crisis. This is done by both soldiers and civilians.’ This quote comes from just one of the many women who have endured sexual violence in South Sudan – and in my… Read more...
An internally displaced woman in South Sudan An internally displaced woman in South Sudan
Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) have been a cornerstone of CARE International’s programmes for over 25 years, and we have plenty of evidence of their ability to impact women’s lives positively. However, we have also learned that gender norms… Read more...
Members of a CARE-supported VSLA group in Kagadama village in Niger Members of a CARE-supported VSLA group in Kagadama village in Niger
About a decade ago, the development sector fell into the same trap the financial services industry did in the mid-1990s. We were all seduced by clever people selling clever methods we didn’t really understand. Only, we had a different acronym.… Read more...
Women attending an open budget meeting under the JATRA project in Bangladesh Women attending an open budget meeting under the JATRA project in Bangladesh
A CARE Nepal project helped women find a way out of poverty using training and ID cards. One woman in the project got her first citizenship card at age 21 even though she had been married for 8 years already.… Read more...
Women with the savings box in Syangja village, Nepal. Women with the savings box in Syangja village, Nepal.
In the first blog in this series, we showed how participatory power analysis, by identifying the marginalisation of specific groups, can help ensure that participatory local governance does not simply enable those who already have privilege and access to gain… Read more...
Woman speaking at a local open budget meeting, Bangladesh Woman speaking at a local open budget meeting, Bangladesh