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The Case for Youth Engagement in the Program Design Process

Katherine Centore | Ashwin Suryavanshi
January 20, 2021
5 Minute Read
The development community cannot effectively design and implement programs for youth without youth at the table. Here are a few approaches to doing just that.
A woman with a basket on her head walks down a road in Sanaa, Yemen.

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

Ahmed Al Khameri
January 19, 2021
4 Minute Read
Investing in understanding Yemen's local conflict drivers and integrating this knowledge into peacebuilding and stabilization efforts is central to addressing the complexity that characterizes and feeds the ongoing crisis.

Building Back Better Through Trade

Lisa Ruch |
January 18, 2021
3 Minute Read
Balancing ethical concerns with a demand-led approach to trading relationships can transform fragile value chains into resilient market systems that pay out for emerging and developed economies as well as suppliers and buyers.

Crowding-in Commercial Financing to Water Supply and Sanitation Utilities

Michael Ashford | Lance Morrell
January 15, 2021
< 1 Minute Read
In this article, Michael Ashford and Lance Morrell discuss how the private sector can be tapped as a source of capital to fund the development of infrastructure and services around the world.

Mitigating Hesitancy Key to COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness

Baz Semo | Julie Becker | Aday E. Adetosoye | Mariam Reda
January 7, 2021
4 Minute Read
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.
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Best of the Blog 2020


January 4, 2021
2 Minute Read
While the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic demanded much of our attention this year, so did private sector engagement and ensuring more inclusivity in our work. Check out the ideas, innovations, and perspectives that garnered the most views on our blog in 2020.
A health worker speaks with a patient in Mali.

Assessing the Community-Based Workforce Helps Optimize HIV Programs

Wanda Jaskiewicz | Diana Frymus
December 21, 2020
3 Minute Read
Despite COVID-19 challenges, the global health workforce must maintain health services, including those for HIV. The community-based workforce can make a critical difference.