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Women's group meeting in Mali

Women’s Groups Leading the Way Towards Self-Reliance in Mali

William Tuleu
August 20, 2019
4 Minute Read
Rural women’s groups in Mali are proving that community health systems get stronger when national-level interventions are paired with community-level capacity building to make communities self-reliant.

Critical Role of Female Community Health Workers Warrants Recognition

Nina Kanakarajavelu
August 15, 2019
4 Minute Read
Female community health workers are essential to reaching underserved segments of the population, especially in weaker health systems, yet they do not always receive the professional recognition and support they deserve.

Creating Space for Youth to Thrive: A Philosophy on Youth Development

Katherine Centore
August 12, 2019
4 Minute Read
As Chemonics celebrates International Youth Day, we commit to providing youth with quality services and opportunities — helping them to further contribute their unique aspirations, energy, and ideas.

What the Global Fragility Act Could Mean for Development Investments

Elisabeth Dallas | Brittany Patterson
August 6, 2019
2 Minute Read
If passed, the Global Fragility Act (GFA) could change the way conflict prevention and stabilization is approached by the sector. Elisabeth Dallas and Brittany Patterson provide five recommendations on how to operationalize the GFA.
Breastfeeding mother in Cambodia

3 Ways to Combat Aggressive Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes

Zoë Jenkins
August 5, 2019
4 Minute Read
Protecting and promoting breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions to improve child survival. Here are some ways to support countries and advocates to uphold the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes as a critical piece of a multisectoral approach.

Despite Challenges, Urban Microgrids Increase Resilience

Michael Ashford | Lisa Pagkalinawan
July 29, 2019
5 Minute Read
Urban microgrids can harness underutilized sources of low-emission energy in cities — including rooftop solar, small hydro, and biogas from organic waste streams and treatment plants — and spur economic development.

The Journey to Better Development: Financial Sector Tools Worth Revisiting

Melissa Scudo Gasmi | Frenki Kozeli
July 25, 2019
3 Minute Read
Revisiting financial sector tools and resources can make our development dollars go further.