Development Blog

By Tom Aston and Jay Goulden Measuring the impact of advocacy may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Yes advocacy is different, but it’s not necessarily more complex or ‘hard to measure’ than governance or market systems programming, let alone… Read more...
CARE’s advocacy work in Peru contributed to a reduction in stunting in children under 5 CARE’s advocacy work in Peru contributed to a reduction in stunting in children under 5
“Even as a child, we were always told to fear the police. But seldom were we taught that the police is there for us. We need to work together to change this narrative, and one of the approaches is participating… Read more...
Inspector Ram Chandra Ghimire (centre) and police officers in Jaubari, Nepal Inspector Ram Chandra Ghimire (centre) and police officers in Jaubari, Nepal
“Other young people discouraged me from joining the savings group, because this was not our culture. My peers laughed at me. But I was strong and I knew what I wanted, so I joined anyway.” These are the words of… Read more...
In 2018, the government of Burundi formally adopted the VSLA model for the economic, social and political empowerment of women In 2018, the government of Burundi formally adopted the VSLA model for the economic, social and political empowerment of women
CARE International and Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) are working together to improve how factories prevent and respond to sexual harassment. This collaboration illustrates the benefits of partnership between organisations who share similar goals. Read more...
Workers leaving a garment factory in Cambodia at the end of their shift Workers leaving a garment factory in Cambodia at the end of their shift
By Reshma Aziz Khan and Sébastien Fornerod CARE seeks to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable people (CARE 2020 Program Strategy). But how many of us… Read more...
Maria Faustina, Maria de los Angeles, Fidelia Castellanos, Eloida Ortiz and Floridalma Cartrera, members of a domestic workers group in Guatemala Maria Faustina, Maria de los Angeles, Fidelia Castellanos, Eloida Ortiz and Floridalma Cartrera, members of a domestic workers group in Guatemala
Advocacy and influencing is at the heart of CARE’s program strategy – otherwise we couldn’t achieve our aims of tackling the structural causes of poverty and inequality, and scaling up our impact far beyond the communities where CARE and our… Read more...
CARE staff, refugees and school children in Berlin with a street painting created to highlight the Syria crisis CARE staff, refugees and school children in Berlin with a street painting created to highlight the Syria crisis