International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP2022)

ICFP2022 brought together more than 3,500 participants from at least 125 countries for the world’s largest scientific conference focused on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights from November 14-17, 2022, in Pattaya, Thailand. Twenty Chemonics staff participated at the conference, representing work Chemonics conducted in Angola, Bangladesh, Niger, Rwanda, the West African…

Innovations in Contraceptive Packaging to Drive Supply Chain Efficiencies and Commodity Security

Product packaging is important for contraceptive security. It is relevant at every level of the supply chain and contributes to the “6 rights” of logistics. As a result, USAID, UNFPA, and the Chemonics-led USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) began a multi-year, coordinated effort to consider improvements how products are…

Digitalizing Economic Growth

Digital technology is transforming the way people and organizations connect and conduct business, and this transformation’s impacts on the economy are significant. Despite these advances, digital transformation is not reaching people equally around the world. In this technical brief, we present four considerations for advancing the digital economy based on our experiences applying them in three projects in Colombia,…

Trends in Contraceptive Security Policy: 12 Years of the Contraceptive Security Indicators Survey

Contraceptive security is the ability to choose, obtain and use a wide range of high-quality and affordable contraceptive methods. National governments use policy levers to achieve their family planning goals. At the global level, contraceptive security aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals. Detailed, reliable data is needed to identify best practices, assess trends, and target…

2022 Forum on New Approaches to Countering Corruption Across Sectors

This virtual Forum will bring together development practitioners, donors, and academics who are working to overcome the obstacles to sustainable progress created by corrupt practices and institutions to varying degrees in every country and every sector of development where USAID, Chemonics, and our partners around the world are pushing for meaningful changes that improve people’s…

Improving Lives through Access to High-Quality Family Planning

Access to high-quality voluntary family planning enables individuals, couples, and families to improve their sexual and reproductive health, transforming their lives while contributing to their communities’ economic growth and resilience. Yet more than 200 million women who want to avoid pregnancy lack access to modern contraceptive methods. This limits their ability to decide whether to…

Frontiers of Digital Development Forum 2022

The forum will bring together tech enthusiasts and skeptics from across the digital development sector for important debates and dialogue on frontier digital trends, enriching networking, and hands-on learning opportunities. This is a hybrid event, scheduled for November 1 and 2 in Washington, D.C. and online. Register Here to Attend In Person Register Here to…

Learning from Colombia’s Inclusive Approach to Migration

Globally, the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes now exceeds a record 100 million people. Many cross borders to flee from conflict, violence, insecurity, or persecution – bravely facing challenges like language or cultural differences in search of stability, safety, and opportunity. Examples include migrants, inclusive of refugees and asylum seekers, leaving Ukraine,…

Making Central Bank Digital Currencies Work for Development

Money is going digital, full steam ahead. Within the past five years, interest around Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) has exploded. Nearly 100 CBDCs are currently in research or development stages, with CBDCs in Nigeria and the Bahamas already launched. Unlike volatile cryptocurrency assets (e.g., bitcoin and stablecoins), CBDCs offer promising development benefits through central…