CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.
We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.
Our Work in Bangladesh
Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.
More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.
There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.
Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.
The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.
Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.
This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.
Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.
Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.
Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.
By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.
Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.
Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.
Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.
Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Making a Difference: Empowering Girls, Expanding Knowledge, Addressing Poverty
Results of a baseline assessment from six countries in Africa and Asia
This report is an analytical review of CARE’s programs and projects undertaken with partners and allies in 16 countries over the period ...
Empowering Women in Agriculture
A Pathways Programming Approach
Results of a Baseline Assessment From Six Countries in Africa and Asia
Bangladesh faces one of the highest rates of domestic violence worldwide.
Among women participating in the program, average incomes more than doubled.
Not every marriage lasts forever, but early marriage has lifelong consequences for girls.
Feb 2012 Girls Leadership Program Brief
How scenario modeling can be used to create a successful inclusive business plan.
The aim of this document is to provide an introduction to the potential contribution that Social Enterprise (SE) can make to CARE’s...
The brand Living Blue stands for high quality, hand-made products, made by artisans in Bangladesh, based on optimum technical recall,...
CARE Enterprises creates lasting market-based solutions to poverty.
CARE Enterprises bridges the supply/demand gap that exists between formal markets and many of the world's poorest communities.
From micro‐finance programs to innovative last‐mile distribution projects, CARE has learned over the years how to harness the power of...
Push, Pull and Cross-Cutting Strategies
Migrant experiences between India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
An 8-country study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility.
Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security
An International Framework to Address ‘Loss And Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts
Analysis of and lessons learned from civil society advocacy on climate change
September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter
Why is gender important in climate change adaptation?
Mapping Emerging Trends and Risk Hotspots
CARE’s approach to climate change adaptation is grounded in the knowledge that people must be empowered to transform and secure their...
Adaptation to climate change is critical to sustainable development and will require action across multiple sectors at all levels.
We are beginning to see the results of our efforts in promoting, protecting and supporting optimal infant and young child feeding.
Among the most persistent challenges facing Bangladesh is child malnutrition.
The Innovation through Sport project uses the "convening power of sports" to minimize the effects of poverty and social injustice on...
As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, we can’t help remind ourselves of our own childhood.
We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.
The right to education is fundamental to the attainment and exercise of all human rights.
In 2008, CARE launched an ambitious Market Engagement Strategy that aims to empower 10 million women and girls to transition from...
Currently, CARE is implementing over 74 economic development programs in 66 countries.
CARE’s programs in Economic Development work to improve the economic security and income opportunities of the poor.
CARE’s HIV & AIDS programming and policy advocacy has highlighted the centrality of women’s empowerment.
We know that empowering women is fundamental to ending poverty and protecting human rights and dignity.
CARE recognizes the need for analysis into ways in which our HIV prevention programs affect women’s vulnerability to HIV.
Lack of nutritious food is a barrier to health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable, poor and marginalized people in the world.
In order to strengthen and standardize our measurement of women’s empowerment in our programs, CARE has developed a new survey tool...
CARE's Pathways program empowers women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems.
Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity
CARE's 2013 HIV and AIDS Capacity Statement
CARE’s Approach to Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health
A poverty-fighting program in Bangladesh helps children grow and underscores the need to empower women and girls worldwide.