With experience in more than 140 countries, Chemonics has a long history of strengthening organizational capacity within public, private, and civil society sectors throughout the world. We help organizations achieve their potential by offering a comprehensive approach to strategy development, action planning, and implementation. Our approaches to improving performance center on addressing an organization’s core strategy and operations to achieve robust, sustainable delivery of services.
Engaging the private sector. In the Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health project, Chemonics strengthened private sector provision of services in maternal and child health, family planning, and tuberculosis (TB). Chemonics trained private practicing midwives in business management skills so that they could establish and operate privately owned clinics according to government standards. On the Philippine TB Initiatives for the Private Sector program, Chemonics strengthened the capacity of the Philippine Coalition against TB, a leader in public-private partnerships for TB control, providing assistance in governance, organizational design, strategic planning, grants management, communications, and external relations.
Expanding service delivery. Chemonics’ Smiling Sun Franchise project in Bangladesh is working to expand health services by building upon an existing network of local nongovernmental organization clinics and creating financially independent franchise organizations. Using a build-operate-transfer methodology, the project is establishing a franchise management organization that will ensure quality and cost efficiencies for the franchise clinics. In the West Bank and Gaza, Chemonics is improving the capacity of the Palestinian health sector to meet priority public health needs. Chemonics trains MOH staff on leadership development, training of trainers, and financial management. The project also facilitates workshops encouraging MOH-NGO linkages to promote information sharing and discussion of health sector issues. Chemonics also trains select NGOs to improve their delivery of health services, strengthening community-based health.
Providing targeted technical assistance. On the Uganda AIDS Capacity Enhancement project, Chemonics provided technical assistance to nongovernmental organizations and units within the government to achieve and sustain results in HIV/AIDS programs through capacity building in organizational development, financial management, management information systems, policy reform, and other areas. Chemonics also currently plays a dual role as the technical management agent and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) agent for the Uganda Civil Society Fund (CSF), a multi donor basket fund housed within the Uganda AIDS Commission. Chemonics strengthens operations and the M&E system of the CSF and the technical capacity and M&E skills of Ugandan civil society groups receiving grants from the CSF.
Increasing demand for services. Chemonics’ Santénet project in Madagascar supported improvement of health systems at the national and community levels by increasing demand for and access to quality health services and products. Santénet strengthened the capacity of public and nongovernmental entities through education and training within the health system focusing on resource management, monitoring and evaluation, management information systems, and health information systems.