Development Works Here with Taylor Jack

Meet Taylor Jack, Program Manager for the East and Southern Africa Region at Chemonics. In addition to supporting Chemonics’ projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe and being a founding member of ChemONYX, our employee resource group dedicated to cultivating Black leaders, Taylor recently co-authored a book: The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in…

Gender and Health

Chemonics is committed to building gender-responsive and gender-transformative programming by understanding and addressing the context-specific social norms, power structures, and limitations on access to resources that impact people and communities.

High-Impact Partnerships for Closing the Gender Digital Divide

Access to mobile technology and the internet can help boost gross domestic product (GDP) through job creation and greater productivity, increasing access to markets, services, and information. However, despite the global adoption of technology over the last decade, access and use have not been equally distributed. There are still almost 3 billion people currently unconnected,…

Why Holistic Inclusion Matters for Stabilization Programs

A deep understanding of the gender and social norms, and the complexities influencing stability, is needed to ensure stabilization programming is addressing the right problem, in the right way. This often starts with talking to members of the community and local colleagues, reading reports, and, these days, monitoring social media to track trends. In challenging,…

How to Promote Meaningful Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples and communities are critical to sustainable development outcomes across many sectors, including environmental conservation, economic growth, and social justice. Yet historical and structural barriers have posed a challenge for meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples, that leverages their knowledge, expertise, and solutions. In part due to a misalignment of priorities, Indigenous Peoples’ representation has…

Why Conflict Analysis Matters for Economic Development

Economic development does not happen in a vacuum. Each country has unique attributes and challenges that can affect program outcomes – from local identity politics to tensions over resources – and attitudes towards minorities. Promoting economic growth in fragile and conflict-affected areas adds an additional layer of complexity as programs run the risk of exacerbating…

World Water Week 2022

During this session our panel of experts presented an overview of prevailing groundwater development and management challenges in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and discussed interventions for groundwater governance through improvement of policy, legal and institutional frameworks, effective groundwater knowledge management, and mainstreaming groundwater governance into River Basin Organizations.      The USAID…

News: Chemonics Publishes Its First Biennial Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chemonics International is pleased to release its first-ever biennial report on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In the report, the company shares its milestones, challenges, lessons learned, and next steps in its efforts to increase diversity, expand inclusivity, deepen equity, and foster a sense of belonging across its workforce, policies, and systems. The purpose of…