From climate change and conflict to vaccine hesitancy, 2021’s top posts reflected the year’s hot topics.


Check out our countdown of the 10 most popular* blog posts from 2021!

10. Creating a Sustainable Peace Deal in Yemen: A Discussion with Ahmed Al Khameri

By Ahmed Al Khameri

Yemen’s conflict is a multi-layered and complicated power struggle that reflects historical grievances over political and economic exclusion as much as current domestic and regional practices.

9. Where in the World Are Those Private Sector Partners?

By Clement Jaidzeka and Chloe Peebles

Regional mapping in West and Central Africa is helping find public-private partnerships opportunities in the global health supply chain.

8. How Chemonics Is Mobilizing Finance for Development

By Estefania McPhaul

How can donors like USAID and implementors like Chemonics help lower cost and risk factors faced by the private sector to catalyze private capital in developing economies?

7. 3 Questions with Chris Perine on Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet

By Christopher Perine

What priorities should the global development community focus on to combat the climate crisis? Chris Perine shares three ideas in this video series.

6. What Does a Systems Approach to Conflict Prevention Look Like?

By Sahar Tabaja, Ahmed Al Khameri, and Vieshnavi Rattehalli

If done right, a systems approach to conflict prevention can be powerful. But what does a systems approach mean in practice, and how might it be used in all stages of a project cycle?

5. 3 Questions with Dany Khy on Chemonics’ New Center for Private Sector Engagement

By Dany Khy

As Chemonics launches its Center for Private Sector Engagement, its director Dany Khy shares our goals, approaches, and challenges for partnerships during the pandemic and beyond.

4. Mitigating Hesitancy Key to COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness

By Baz Semo, Julie Becker, and Mariam Reda

Countries around the world are rapidly assessing and advancing their readiness for COVID-19 vaccines, but success ultimately hinges on whether individuals are willing to accept the vaccine.

3. Stop Evidencing Complex Results with Just Numbers and Embrace Narrative

By Niki Wood

Development professionals often try and track change using just quantitative measures. Yet, words, not numbers, are often the most useful tools in our arsenal when seeking to measure complex change.

2. Working the System for Improved Water and Sanitation Services

By Michael Ashford

If we aspire to meet the global goal of “availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” it’s imperative that we view our water and sanitation systems holistically and stop creating solutions for those systems’ discrete parts.

1. Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

By Bongisiwe Mosekoa, Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret, Rachel Chaikof, and Branden Ryan

Two supply chain experts in Africa share strategies they’ve applied to build stronger, resilient, and inclusive health supply chains that expand last mile delivery to traditionally underserved populations.

*Results are based on the total number of unique page views the post had received within 30 days of publishing.

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