Development Blog

Gender inequality is a major driver of poverty and a major obstacle to sustainable development. It’s also a key determinant of exposure to climate change risk: women and girls are more vulnerable to climate change impacts. So if we want… Read more...
Maho, Armeline and Miza are part of a farmer field school teaching climate-smart agriculture in Madagascar Maho, Armeline and Miza are part of a farmer field school teaching climate-smart agriculture in Madagascar
On 21 June 2019, the International Labour Conference voted to adopt a new ILO Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work. What does the adoption of this treaty mean, and what happens next? Read more...
A garment factory worker in Vietnam A garment factory worker in Vietnam
Many of us start working in humanitarian, development or human rights work because we want to change the world or make our country a fairer, better place to live. But in a world where that work is mostly carved up… Read more...
In loving memory of Dr Jahangir Hossain, 1962-2019 In loving memory of Dr Jahangir Hossain, 1962-2019
How much rubbish do you generate every day? If you live in America, it’s more than 2kg every day. If you live in Australia or the UK, the average is about 1.5kg a day. In Zambia, that number is about… Read more...
Charity Banda, a 23-year-old supervisor for Chipata Garbage Control Enterprise Charity Banda, a 23-year-old supervisor for Chipata Garbage Control Enterprise
“Here, we have six seasons,” explained CARE’s Shelter Programme Manager, Shah Suja, as we raced along the road that connects Cox’s Bazar town to the refugee camps. Those “six seasons” bring searing heat, torrential rain, cyclones and storm surges –… Read more...
A woman using rope to secure the roof of her shelter A woman using rope to secure the roof of her shelter
We should always identify those who are local to speak for themselves. I always say we have our own mouths. Why don’t we talk, why don’t you give us that room? Ask me what my problem is, and I will… Read more...
The GBV AoR Localisation Task Team workshop at the Commission on the Status of Women The GBV AoR Localisation Task Team workshop at the Commission on the Status of Women